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I have a website that needs to use Basic Authentication. I want to host it on a Windows Server 2012 box. But in IIS in the Authentication page for the web site, Basic Authentication is not available.

How do I enable Basic Authentication for IIS 8 in Windows Server 2012?

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Open an elevated command-prompt or PowerShell:

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:IIS-BasicAuthentication

Now you will have the Basic Authentication option in the Authentication page in IIS Manager.

This works in Server Core and is much quicker than using the GUI.

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In server manager, in Web Server (IIS)/Security, add Basic Authentication which then should show up in IIS web site authentication settings.

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Where is the security option? –  epotter Feb 7 '13 at 3:35

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