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Pro ASP.NET 4 in VB 2010, Third Edition by Adam Freeman, Dan Mabbutt, Matthew MacDonald

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Chapter 26. Custom Membership Providers

In the previous chapters, you learned all the necessary details for authenticating and authorizing users with ASP.NET through both forms authentication and Windows authentication. You learned that with forms authentication on its own, you are responsible for managing users (and roles if you want to implement role-based authorization in your application) in a custom store.

Fortunately, ASP.NET ships with the membership API and the roles API, which provide you with a framework for user and roles management. You learned the details about the membership API in Chapter 21, and you learned about the roles API in Chapter 23. You can extend the framework through providers that implement the actual access to the underlying ...

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