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Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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21.2. The Security Controls

The basic membership features are a remarkable time-saver. They allow you to concentrate on programming your web application, without worrying about managing security and crafting the perfect database or user information. Instead, you can use the higher-level Membership and MembershipUser classes to do everything you need.

However, the ASP.NET membership feature doesn't stop there. Not only does the Membership class simplify common security tasks, it also standardizes them. As a result, other components and controls can use the Membership class to integrate themselves with the ASP.NET security model, without worrying about the specifics of each web application. You can find the best example of this new flexibility ...

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