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Please see this video for more information on this topic: Using Basic Forms Authentication in ASP. In the preceding tutorial we discussed the various authentication, authorization, and user account options provided by ASP. In this tutorial we will turn from mere discussion to implementation; in particular, we will look at implementing forms authentication.This tutorial begins with an in-depth look at the forms authentication workflow, a topic we touched upon in the previous tutorial. NET website through which to demo the concepts of forms authentication.In Windows authentication scenarios, the HTTP 401 status is returned to the browser.This status code causes the browser to prompt the user for their credentials via a modal dialog box.
Long story short, in versions prior to IIS 7, you can only use forms authentication to protect resources handled by the ASP. Likewise, URL authorization rules are only applied to resources handled by the ASP. But with IIS 7 it is possible to integrate the Forms Authentication Module and Url Authorization Module into IIS's HTTP pipeline, thereby extending this functionality to all requests.
In this tutorial we will turn from mere discussion to implementation; in particular, we will look at implementing forms authentication.
The web application we start constructing in this tutorial will continue to be built upon in subsequent tutorials, as we move from simple forms authentication to membership and roles.
In order to reach the widest possible audience, the ASP.
NET website we will be building throughout this series will be created with Microsoft's free version of Visual Studio 2008, Visual Web Developer 2008.