What are the user authentication types and methods that SharePoint 2013 supports?

SharePoint 2013 supports Claims Based Authentication as well as Classic Mode Authentication.

In SharePoint 2013, Classic Mode Authentication is deprecated and can be managed only by PowerShell.

Claim based Authentication is the default type in SharePoint 2013.

Following Claim Based Authentication methods are supported as part of user authentication in SharePoint 2013.

  • Windows Authentication
  • Forms-based Authentication
  • SAML token based Authentication
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