This release has been supersceded by the CKS:FBA Beta 1.0 release:http://www.codeplex.com/CKS/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=17901
This release page contains FBA specific features and enhancements for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007.Membership Seeder:
To create users and groups, manage passwords, etc. for forms-based authentication (FBA) you will need a tool to manage that information; Membership Seeder is a tool that was developed for this purpose. You can use it as-is for simple user and role management, or you can use the source code as basis for creating your own tool. It allows you to create individual users or a batch of users (for scenarios such as testing). You can change passwords, delete users, and set their email addresses at account creation time. For roles, you can create and enumerate roles, add and remove users from roles (either individually or in batch), and enumerate the list of users in each role. Membership Seeder should work with any ASP.NET Membership and Role provider, so it’s valuable for testing the functionality of custom built providers as well.FormsBasicAuth:
When you use SharePoint with forms based authentication (FBA), by default the rich integration points with the Microsoft Office applications are removed. That’s because in that scenario when a user clicks the Edit in Microsoft Word menu, for example, SharePoint just sends back the html login page instead of opening the document. FormsBasicAuth is a custom httphandler that takes that forms based authentication response and converts it to a basic authentication prompt. So it comes back to the client like a typical Windows auth basic credentials prompt and they type in their name and password. The credentials are validated against the default membership provider and then the item can be opened up directly in Office. This allows you to use FBA but still keep many of the strong integration features with the Office desktop client.