This article is one in a series of articles on ASP.NET 2.0’s membership, roles, and profile functionality.
Part 1 – learn about how the membership features make providing user accounts on your website a breeze. This article covers the basics of membership, including why it is needed, along with a look at the
SqlMembershipProvider and the security Web controls.
Part 2 – master how to create roles and assign users to roles. This article shows how to setup roles, using role-based authorization, and displaying output on a page depending upon the visitor’s roles.
Part 3 – see how to add the membership-related schemas to an existing database using the ASP.NET SQL Server Registration Tool (
Part 4 – improve the login experience by showing more informative messages for users who log on with invalid credentials; also, see how to keep a log of invalid login attempts.
Part 5 – learn how to customize the Login control. Adjust its appearance using properties and templates; customize the authentication logic to include a CAPTCHA.
Part 6 – capture additional user-specific information using the Profile system. Learn about the built-in
Part 7 – the Membership, Roles, and Profile systems are all build using the provider model, which allows for their implementations to be highly customized. Learn how to create a custom Profile provider that persists user-specific settings to XML files.
Part 8 – learn how to use the Microsoft Access-based providers for the Membership, Roles, and Profile systems. With these providers, you can use an Access database instead of SQL Server.