Question: How do I create a Windows ASP.NET Impersonation Account for use with Act! access via web?
Product Family: Act!
Product: Act! access via web
Answer: The following information explains how an Administrator creates a Windows user account for ASP.NET impersonation. In a multiple-server configuration, the impersonation user account should:
- Be a standard domain user.
- Be added to the local Administrators group on all servers that are part of the Act! (Web) deployment.
Note: Depending on your operating system, the following steps may differ.
- To create a new user account, open Local Users and Groups. Specific steps to do this depend on your operating system.
- Expand Local Users and Groups, and then click the Users folder.
- Use your operating system's menus to create a new user.
- Type a User name (this would be the user’s logon name, for example, "actimpersonator") and a Full name (this can be the same as the User name).
- Type a password and confirm it.
- Clear the User must change password at next logon check box.
- Click Create. Then, click Close.
- Write down the User name and password because you will need it later when you use the Web Site Administration tool to test the impersonation user.
Next, add the new user to a group that has access permissions. For the impersonation account, add it to
the Administrators group:
- Right-click on the name of the user you created. Click Properties. (The step might differ for your
- In the Properties dialog box, click the Member Of tab. Click Add.
- In the Select Groups dialog box, in the Enter the object names to select box, type the word
- Click Check Names to resolve the Administrator’s group. (The group name will appear underlined.)
- Click OK.
- Close all dialog boxes.