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Remember that SharePoint does not do authentication, only authorization. SharePoint uses outside
processes, such as Active Directory, to store user accounts and authenticate those accounts. Then
SharePoint authorizes those authenticated users to access its resources.
Public URL This shows the URL for the site—by default, this is set to the URL of the
web application (either the port or a host header, if one is used).
11. Using the default URL is fine for this example, so leave this setting at its default.
Application Pool You need to establish which application pool in IIS is going to be
used by the IIS Web Site. Application pools in IIS access resources on behalf of the Web
Site using an account identity that you specify. This application pool will be used by the
web application to access its content database. Generally, you’ll want to create a new one
to keep it separate from the existing application pools. If you do create a new application
pool, you will also have to provide the security account it will use to access its content
database. On a single-server install, this can be the Network Service account. However,
on a server farm, you’ll probably want to create a new domain user just for this web
application, or you could use the account you created for the original web application after
installing SharePoint. Remember that the conigurable application pool account must be a
managed account to be available to be selected.
12. For this demonstration, I am going to keep the suggested application pool name (it
usually matches the description of the web application) and use the domain account I
registered earlier, dem0tek\spf8080content; feel free to use a managed account you have
registered. See Figure 10.26.
FIGURE 10.26
The Application
Pool section
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