HOW TO integrate Dotnetnuke wesite with existing website
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Perhaps I'm not thinking clearly but I have an existing website/application that I want to "front-end" with DNN without re-writing the application in DNN's modular format, i.e; I want DNN to handle membership, authentication, etc. Authenticated users could then access my existing web application.
There are a couple articles here that discuss what it might look like when integrated and some discuss the pitfalls that might be associated with such an arrangement, however none of the articles outline the steps I would need to take to deploy DNN this way.
I have been unsuccessful in my attempts to setup child sites or even parent site in DNN host management that will successfully point to my existing application. It errors out because it's looking for all the DNN libraries.
When I try adding adding a virtual application/directory in the DNN site definition (IIS) that points to my existing web app, I get DNN's error page stating the page doesn't exist.
I don't want to rewrite the application as a module, but if someone would be kind enough to walk me through the steps of setting the two websites up so they can share membership information, I would be terribly grateful. What would I need to setup in IIS, DNN, and my existing website.
Thank You... C. Lane