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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:52 AM
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Default Roles and membership asp.net 2


i have my whole database and also have tables for user login etc. Now i want to use my tables not the tables generated by aspnet_regsql for roles and membership. its client requirement that i must use tables he has provided me. he has two different tables, one for end users and one for admins. and he dont want it to be changed. Is there any way i can use these tables and implement .net 2 feature of memberships and roles.

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Are you trying to write the membership and roles by hard-coding or do you want to go about it by using the built in controls. In either case you can decide not to use the system generated tables, and use your tables. However if you are using the built in controls of login etc, you will need to convert them to a template using "convert to template" option, which would make the login form break up into textboxes and labels and command buttons, which can have your own code.

So when you do thats its just like you are using the design of login control but will need to write the full code to access the tables designed by you and do the validation controls of membership.

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Old September 15th, 2006, 07:24 AM
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Hi there,

I don't think that what Vincent is saying is entirely true. You don't need to convert controls to templated controls to be able to change the logic of them. These controls expose many interesting events that you can use to perform your own logic.

In addition you could also write your own membership provider. It's not as hard as it sounds. You may want to look here: http://imar.spaanjaars.com/QuickDocId.aspx?quickdoc=380 to get some ideas.

Alternatively, if your data structure is similar to the .NET structure, you might get away with changing the ASP.NET stored procedures only. You can have the procedures target your tables, instead of the aspnet* tables.


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