Custom Login Page - FBA and Windows Authentication RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have a SharePoint site that allows both Forms Based Authentication and Windows Authentication. I wanted to add a "forgot my password" link on the FBA login page, but every time i try to edit the default.aspx file in SharePoint Designer 2013, it breaks the login page and gives me a runtime error, then I have to revert back to my backup of the file.

    I have created a custom login page successfully for FBA, but once I applied the custom login page, the option to choose windows authentication is gone. I have been trying to add this code into the login.aspx file located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\Sp.Login.Custom\login.aspx:

    "<a href="/_windows/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f_layouts%2f15%2fAuthenticate.aspx%3fSo‌​urce%3d%252F&Source=%2F">Windows Login</a>"

    This is breaking my login page as well and I have to revert back to the backup of that file.

    How can I get a link on the custom login page that links to the windows authentication page?

    Nick Townsend Infrastructure Technician

    Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:58 PM

All replies

  • Hi Nick,

    When you try editing your custom login page using SharePoint Designer, the page gets corrupted.

    How about editing this page using other text editors? Such as the built-in windows notepad?

    Best regards,


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    Friday, April 1, 2016 6:15 AM
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