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The Microsoft Expression Web Developer's Guide to ASP.NET 3.5: Learn to create ASP.NET applications using Visual Web Developer 2008 by Jim Cheshire

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Chapter 13. Adding and Managing Users and Roles

IN THIS CHAPTER

Users and Roles

Configuring Authentication

Adding New Users

Enabling and Adding Roles

Configuring Access Rules

What Happens Under the Hood?

Checkpoint

Users and Roles

When you are developing a membership system for a web application, you’ll often restrict access to particular pages (or the entire website), to particular users, or to one or more groups (or roles) of users.

A user is a visitor to your website with a known identity who is identified by a username. In the context of an ASP.NET membership website, a username can be provided by a network administrator (for example, a Windows login username), or it can be a username defined in the ASP.NET membership database and applicable ...

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