SP Foundation 2013 Redirect away frm normal Start page


  • I have been working with a SharePoint Foundation 2013 server in an internet-facing environment, successfully so far.

    Suddenly, when a user browses to the server (say, after the prompt for user credentials, the page initially loads the start page (, and then tries to load instead, and gives an "403 FORBIDDEN" message. One can see the correct page loading, briefly, from the url and the beginning of the page background colour.

    I understand the forbidden part if the url is changed, but I don't understand why that would be happening.  If I type in the full url (including the _layouts part, this still happens.

    I have done a bit of AAM editing, extending the web application to an intranet zone with the (logical) urlhttp://abc/ but my access was working successfully.  My most recent changes were to play around with a couple of External Content Types and external lists.

    The user account I am working with is a Site Collection Admin.

    What could have changed (or what could I have changed) to make something like this happen?

    • Edited by Mike Atkins Monday, August 19, 2013 4:39 AM
    Sunday, August 18, 2013 9:10 PM