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Sitecore How-To: Disable Identity Server

Erik Carron and Mike Skutta


This is an article in a series of Sitecore how-to articles. These articles are meant to be quick guides to accomplish various tasks within Sitecore. The how-to articles have proven to be very helpful internally at One North https://www.onenorth.com. These articles assume working Sitecore knowledge. I just wanted to share the articles with the community. Hopefully you find them helpful.


Sitecore Identity Server is a new feature that started in Sitecore 9.1 and it is a separate identity provider. This feature is typically enabled by default, so if you are not using it you should disable it to prevent unwanted errors and login buttons.

Step-by-step guide

Sitecore provides the config to disable this in \App_Config\Include\Examples

  1. Copy the file Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.IdentityServer.Disabler.config.example from \App_Config\Include\Examples\ into \App_Config\Environment\
  2. Rename the file to .config

You can take it a step further and disable Owin Authentication too:

  1. Copy the file Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.Disabler.config.example from \App_Config\Include\Examples\ into \App_Config\Environment\
  2. Rename the file to .config

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