Metaweblog access on a secure blog

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0, Business Logic Layer, Themes
Aug 5, 2008 at 2:32 PM
I need a secure blog so that anyone who views it must login before access.
However, I also need to be able to LiveWriter, which should be allowed to download the themes. Thats where I am getting problems. I have allowed access to Metaweblog api in Web.Config, but it does not download the themes.

I edited the Web.config file by adding denying authorization to anonymous users and opening certain folders for everyone:
    <authorization>
        <deny users="?"/>
    </authorization>

    <location path="themes">
        <system.web>
            <authorization>
                <allow users="?"/>
            </authorization>
        </system.web>
    </location>

All this works fine.

I have allowed access to Metaweblog api like this:

    <location path="metaweblog.axd">
        <system.web>
            <authorization>
                <allow users="?"/>
            </authorization>
        </system.web>
    </location>

This allows login from Livewriter but still does not download the themes.
Anyone able to help here?
Aug 5, 2008 at 2:34 PM
Forgot to mention, I am using BlogEngine.net version 1.4.5