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Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Unleashed by Lars Powers, Mike Snell

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The Login Controls

ASP.NET has a built-in set of login controls meant to provide a complete low-code (sometimes no-code) solution for managing and authenticating users. Figure 17.61 shows a list of all these controls in the Toolbox.

Figure 17.61 You use the ASP.NET login controls to configure security for your site.

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By default, the login controls use what is called ASP.NET Membership. This feature enables these controls to work with an authentication database and related features without your writing code. Membership allows for the creation of users and groups and the management of user data (including passwords). The membership services inside ...

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