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Windows IIS Proxy

With a few extra steps you can run BaGet behind a Windows IIS proxy. This has many benefits, including automatic restarts on reboots.

IIS setup

  1. Install the .NET Core Runtime on the web server.
  2. Copy the BaGet directory over to your hosting area such as C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\BaGet
  3. Using IIS Manager, create a new Application Pool:

    • Name = BaGetAppPool (can be whatever you want)
    • .NET CLR version = No Managed Code
    • Managed Pipeline Mode = Integrated
    • Start application pool immediately = checked
  4. Using IIS Manager, create a new web site:

    • Choose your site name and physical path
    • Choose BaGetAppPool as the application pool
    • In the Binding area, enter the default BaGet port of 5000

BaGet folder permissions

You may need to give special permissions to the top-level BaGet folder so that the app can persist its state. This is necessary as the Application Pools' identity is a virtual account that isn't recognized by the Windows User Management Console. For more information, please refer to ASP.NET Core's documentation:

Alternative storage path


Virtual Directories do not work with IIS and Kestrel. For more information, please refer to ASP.NET Core's documentation.

Ensure that the configuration's storage Path has the appropriate forward slashes:

  "Storage": {
    "Type": "FileSystem",
    "Path": "C://AnotherFolder/Packages"

Note that you will need to adjust folder permissions if the Path is created outside of the BaGet top-level directory. See the BaGet Folder Permissions.

IIS server options

Settings such as the maximum package size can be configured for IIS in the appsettings.json file - see IIS Server Options.