How to specify an identity for an application pool

Tags: iis, application pool, identity

  1. Open IIS Manager. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 7).
  2. In the Connections pane, expand the server node and click Application Pools.

  3. On the Application Pools page, select the application pool for which you want to specify an identity, and then click Advanced Settings in the Actions pane.

  4. For the Identity property, click the ... button to open the Application Pool Identity dialog box.

  5. If you want to use a built-in account, select the Built-in account option and select an account from the list.

  6. If you want to use a custom identity, select the Custom account option and click Set to open the Set Credentials dialog box. Then type the custom account name in the User name text box, type a password in the Password text box, retype the password in the Confirm password text box, and then click OK.

  7. Click OK to dismiss the Application Pool Identity dialog box.

1 Comment

  • researchadmin said Reply

    You can just use IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool (or whatever application pool you want) in the same way you assign permissions for any windows user account, when you come to assigning permissions to windows folders in the operating system. You don't need to find/use the underlying identity account.

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