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A common use case for mixed-mode authentication is having ADFS for your back-end users and another authentication provider for website users. Configuring mixed-mode authentication for the Optimizely Content Management System (CMS) platform requires the following NuGet packages as dependencies:

  • _Microsoft.Owin.Security.Cookies_

  • _Microsoft.Owin.Host.SystemWeb_

  • _Microsoft.Owin.Security.WsFederation_

To configure mixed-mode OWIN authentication, set the authentication type in the **system.web** section of the _web.config_.



To configure mixed-mode authentication, also create a _Startup_ file in your project that handles the configuration of the different authentication middleware.