You can create users by hand, using the WAT, or you can allow users to
create accounts programmatically with the
Forms-based security grants privileges to users based on credentials, such as username and password, which are gathered from the user via a web page. With Windows authentication, user privileges are based on their Windows login.
User information is stored in a database named ASPNETDB.MDF within the App_Data directory of your site.
You need to provide a CreateUserWizard control so that users can specify their own account information.
You can add users to roles by using the WAT.
User.IsInRole property to
test whether a user is a member of a role before granting access to a
You need to add a line to web.config, setting
profile enabled to
true. You also need to add a
<properties> section within
profile section, and use the
<add> property to
specify the names of the properties you want to retain.
Use an anonymous profile by setting
the web.config file.
Style sheet themes are functionally equivalent to CSS style sheets, and can be overridden by the page or by the control. Customization themes are applied last, and therefore cannot be overridden.
You define the settings for a skin in a .skin
file, which resides inside a folder named after the theme, which in turn
is located with the
of your site.