"The return URL specified for request redirection is invalid" error when using forms authentication

  In SharePoint Server 2007, when you try and login to a forms-based site the .RedirectFromLoginPage results in the following error: "The return URL specified for request redirection is invalid" Basically, this would happen when you navigate to a URL like http://server/_layouts/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=default.aspx%3f%3a  So, why does this happen ? This is a problem with the URL…

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Configuring Claims and Forms based Authentication for use with an ASP.NET Membership Provider in SharePoint 2010

  The steps included in this post are: Configure SQL for membership store Create a new Web Application with ‘Claims-based authentication’ Modify the Web.config files       a. Configure the web.config of the web application to use ASP.Net membership provider         b.  Configure Central Admin to use the ASP.Net membership provider         c.  Configure the Security…

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