Feature Delegation

Feature Delegation

Feature Delegation in IIS7

  • The locking and unlocking of sections in configuration files
  • Enables server admins to define which settings can be configured at the site level
  • By default, all sections in configuration are locked and can be configured only in server-level configuration files except for the following sections (features): 
    • Default document 
    • Directory browsing
    • HTTP protocol 
    • HTTP redirect
  • Server admins can unlock additional configuration sections to let site admins view and change configuration for the unlocked sections in Web.config files for specific sites, applications, directories, or even URLs
  • Alternatively, server admins can lock all configuration sections and store settings only in server-level configuration files

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