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SimpleMembershipProvider

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Cover of Exam Ref 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

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With ASP.NET MVC 4 the simple membership provider API has been provided by Microsoft. Compared to the ASP.NET membership provider, the major benefit of the simple membership API is more simple, mature and relatively straight forward to take full control of. Another major benefit of the simple membership provider is that is persistence ignorant. Meaning it provides us a set of models to work with to achieve the authentication and authorization and uses the code first approach. It is up to the application developers to decide where and how these models should get persisted. (supported by Entity framework code first).