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Utility of the ADSI Authentication Provider in the web config

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    Upgrading an instance from DNN7.4 to DNN9.12, I've noticed that the web config still mentionned the ADSI Authentication Provider with the authentication part.
    But it seems that the corresponding dll doesn't exist anymore.
    My question is: does this web config section should be removed or is it in use in the latest versions?
    This setting is also present in a fresh DNN 9.12 install.

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      My memory about this specific provider is a bit fuzzy, so what I would do if it were me is this...  

      1. In your current instance that you're troubleshooting, triple-check whether or not that provider is installed and which one is the default & enabled.  
      2. Get a clean install of DNN up and running with the same target version.
      3. Compare the web(dot)config files and the Bin folders. 
      4. If you don't see any similar artifacts, then remove it from your config file, and test.  
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        Hi Will
        What I'm trying to say is I think that this part of the web[dot]config should be removed from the install package. I can't find the corresponding assembly in a clean install.
        Either this provider became obsolete, either someone has forgotten to include it in the install package.
        I can't renember if I already used it. To allow AD connexions on some instances, I used to install the DNN.ActiveDirectory provider.

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          Yeah, it's not in a clean install.  So, I think you've actually found your answer, right?  :) 

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