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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET 3.5 by Dino Esposito

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The Membership and Role Management API

In ASP.NET 2.0 and beyond, the core of Forms authentication is the same as in ASP.NET 1.x. Most of the tricks and techniques you have learned remain valid and usable. The most notable change to Forms authentication in ASP.NET 2.0 and newer versions is the introduction of a complementary API—the membership API. The membership API provides a set of classes to let you manage users and roles. Partnered with the FormsAuthentication class, the new Membership and Roles classes form a complete security toolkit for ASP.NET developers. The Membership class supplies methods to manage user accounts—for adding or deleting a new user and editing any associated user information such as e-mail address and password. The ...

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