Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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This has bitten me a few times, so may save someone else a few minutes head scratching:

If you change a SharePoint site's authentication provider, you might find that when you subseqently come to use the 'People Picker' dialog in various admin screens, and enter what you know to be a valid username, the 'People Picker' will not find that name. I have had this happen to me several times, and it's always been caused by one of these 2 reasons:

  • Make sure the 'Membership Provider Name' and 'Role Manager Name' match the values you have specified in your site's web.config AND Central Administration's web.config.

  • If your providers access a backing store, make sure its is accessible. For example, if you are using the AspNetSqlMembershipProvider and your connection string is set to use integrated security, the identity of your application pool(s) will need access to the ASPNET SQL database.

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