Manage Hidden Segments with IIS 7 Manager

Hidden Segments are elements <hiddenSegments> that are composed of <add> elements that identify certain URLs that are inaccessible to clients. In this article I will give you a step by step guide on how to manage Hidden Segments with IIS 7 Manager

Overview

In order to reduce the chance of an attacker being able to exploit your ASP app, you need to block several of the ASP.NET paths. <hiddenSegments> does that for you, but you need to set which paths are going to be block or hidden.

Getting Started

1. Open IIS 7 Manager:

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2. Connect to your site. Make sure remote management is enabled:

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3. Go to menu “IIS -> Request Filtering“:

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4. In the request filtering page, click on the “hidden segments” tab. Click on the “Add Hidden Segment Option“:

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5. In the “Add Segment” window, enter the relative path that needs to be blocked or hidden:

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6. And that’s it! The relative path has been hidden:

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This concludes Manage Hidden Segments with IIS 7 Manager

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Rodolfo Hernandez

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