I have successfully added the FBA Pack to my SharePoint 2013 farm following the steps located here: https://blogs.visigo.com/chriscoulson/configuring-forms-based-authentication-in-sharepoint-2013-part-1-creating-the-membership-database/.
After activating the feature, I can add users through on the page: /_layouts/15/FBA/Management/UsersDisp.aspx and once a user is added, I can successfully log into the site. Curiously though, in the section: “Choose at least one group/role to add the user to:” the only option that shows up is: Excel Services Viewers. This phenomenon only shows up on the root site collection however. When I activated Forms Based Authentication Management feature on a site collection created after the root site was set up and Forms Based Authentication Management was activated, the “Choose at least one group/role to add the user to:” section contains the full list of roles: Approvers, Designers, Excel Services Viewers, Hierarchy Managers, Master Page Members, Master Page Owners, Master Page Visitors, Quick Deploy Users, Restricted Readers, Style Resource Readers, Translation Managers.
I am having the occasional issue with successfully logging in and out of sites, and while I can’t directly blame the FBA pack as the reason, the fact that the root site piece doesn’t appear to be showing in full makes me unable to rule it out either.
To attempt to fix this, I deleted all FBA users from the database through the gui and deactivated the feature. Once complete I reactivate the feature and the list is still truncated to show only the single role.
I know that it is possible to undeploy, but that doesn’t seem like it would fix things either as the other site collection works as expected.
I’m curious if anyone has seen this before, or if someone could point me to a possible fix, or to what I did incorrectly.