Configuring the SqlRoleProvider

The SqlRoleProvider is the default role provider. You can use the SqlRoleProvider to store role information in a Microsoft SQL Server database. The SqlRoleProvider enables you to create custom roles. You can make up any roles that you need.

You can use the SqlRoleProvider with either Forms authentication or Windows authentication. When Forms authentication is enabled, you can use ASP.NET Membership to represent users and assign the users to particular roles. When Windows authentication is enabled, you assign particular Windows user accounts to custom roles. I assume, in this section, that you use Forms authentication.

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The Web Site Administration Tool does not support assigning users to roles when Windows ...

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