I get the following error:

ASP.NET is not authorized to access the requested resource. Consider granting access 
rights to the resource to the ASP.NET request identity. ASP.NET has a base process 
identity (typically {MACHINE}\ASPNET on IIS 5 or Network Service on IIS 6) that is used   
if the application is not impersonating. If the application is impersonating via 
<identity impersonate="true"/>, the identity will be the anonymous user (typically 
IUSR_MACHINENAME) orthe authenticated request user. 

I have read that there is no ASPNET user in IIS 7. I have also added [Machine name]\IIS_IUSRS but still get the error. Which user do I need to add?

  • Is your application impersonating?
    – MichelZ
    Jul 24, 2012 at 20:07
  • how do i tell that?
    – cdub
    Jul 24, 2012 at 20:11

1 Answer 1


Its probably Network Service ​​​​

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