AuthenticationSection AuthenticationSection AuthenticationSection AuthenticationSection Class

Definition

Configures the authentication for a Web application. This class cannot be inherited.

public ref class AuthenticationSection sealed : System::Configuration::ConfigurationSection
public sealed class AuthenticationSection : System.Configuration.ConfigurationSection
type AuthenticationSection = class
    inherit ConfigurationSection
Public NotInheritable Class AuthenticationSection
Inherits ConfigurationSection
Inheritance

Examples

This section provides two code examples. The first demonstrates how to specify values declaratively for several attributes of the authentication section, which can also be accessed as members of the AuthenticationSection class. The second demonstrates how to use the AuthenticationSection class.

The following configuration file example shows how to specify values declaratively for the authentication section.

Note

If you use the credentials section, be sure to follow the guidelines explained at ASP.NET Authentication. For scalability and better security, it is recommended the use of an external database to store the users' credentials. For more information about building secure ASP.NET applications search the Microsoft MSDN Web site (http://msdn.microsoft.com) for "Securing Your ASP.NET Application", and "Building Secure ASP.NET Applications: Authentication, Authorization, and Secure Communication".

<authentication mode="Forms">  
  <forms name="MyAppCookieName" loginUrl="login.aspx">  
    <credentials passwordFormat="SHA1">  
      <user name="Kim"  
         password="07B7F3EE06F278DB966BE960E7CBBD103DF30CA6"/>  
      <user name="John"  
         password="BA56E5E0366D003E98EA1C7F04ABF8FCB3753889"/>  
    </credentials>  
  </forms>  
</authentication>  

The following code example demonstrates how to use the AuthenticationSection class.

// Get the Web application configuration.
System.Configuration.Configuration configuration =
    System.Web.Configuration.WebConfigurationManager.OpenWebConfiguration(
    "/aspnetTest");

// Get the section.
AuthenticationSection authenticationSection =
    (AuthenticationSection)configuration.GetSection(
    "system.web/authentication");

' Get the Web application configuration.
  Dim configuration _
  As System.Configuration.Configuration = _
  System.Web.Configuration.WebConfigurationManager.OpenWebConfiguration( _
  "/aspnetTest")

' Get the section.
  Dim authenticationSection _
  As AuthenticationSection = _
  CType(configuration.GetSection( _
  "system.web/authentication"), AuthenticationSection)

Remarks

The AuthenticationSection class provides a way to programmatically access and modify the authentication section of a configuration file.

Note

The AuthenticationSection can write information into the related section of the configuration file according to the restrictions defined by the section property AllowDefinition whose value is MachineToApplication. Any attempt to write in a configuration file at a level not allowed in the hierarchy will result in an error message generated by the parser. However, you can use this class to read configuration information at any level in the hierarchy. For safety and scalability, it is recommended that you use an external repository, such as a database, to keep the users' credentials.

Constructors

AuthenticationSection() AuthenticationSection() AuthenticationSection() AuthenticationSection()

Initializes a new instance of the AuthenticationSection class.

Properties

CurrentConfiguration CurrentConfiguration CurrentConfiguration CurrentConfiguration

Gets a reference to the top-level Configuration instance that represents the configuration hierarchy that the current ConfigurationElement instance belongs to.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
ElementInformation ElementInformation ElementInformation ElementInformation

Gets an ElementInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationElement object.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
ElementProperty ElementProperty ElementProperty ElementProperty

Gets the ConfigurationElementProperty object that represents the ConfigurationElement object itself.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
EvaluationContext EvaluationContext EvaluationContext EvaluationContext

Gets the ContextInformation object for the ConfigurationElement object.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Forms Forms Forms Forms

Gets the Forms element property.

HasContext HasContext HasContext HasContext

Gets a value that indicates whether the CurrentConfiguration property is null.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Item[ConfigurationProperty] Item[ConfigurationProperty] Item[ConfigurationProperty] Item[ConfigurationProperty]

Gets or sets a property or attribute of this configuration element.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Item[String] Item[String] Item[String] Item[String]

Gets or sets a property, attribute, or child element of this configuration element.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
LockAllAttributesExcept LockAllAttributesExcept LockAllAttributesExcept LockAllAttributesExcept

Gets the collection of locked attributes.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
LockAllElementsExcept LockAllElementsExcept LockAllElementsExcept LockAllElementsExcept

Gets the collection of locked elements.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
LockAttributes LockAttributes LockAttributes LockAttributes

Gets the collection of locked attributes

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
LockElements LockElements LockElements LockElements

Gets the collection of locked elements.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
LockItem LockItem LockItem LockItem

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the element is locked.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Mode Mode Mode Mode

Gets or sets the authentication modality.

Passport Passport Passport Passport

Gets the Passport element property.

Properties Properties Properties Properties

Gets the collection of properties.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
SectionInformation SectionInformation SectionInformation SectionInformation

Gets a SectionInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationSection object.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)

Methods

DeserializeElement(XmlReader, Boolean) DeserializeElement(XmlReader, Boolean) DeserializeElement(XmlReader, Boolean) DeserializeElement(XmlReader, Boolean)

Reads XML from the configuration file.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
DeserializeSection(XmlReader) DeserializeSection(XmlReader) DeserializeSection(XmlReader) DeserializeSection(XmlReader)

Reads XML from the configuration file.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Compares the current ConfigurationElement instance to the specified object.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Gets a unique value representing the current ConfigurationElement instance.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
GetRuntimeObject() GetRuntimeObject() GetRuntimeObject() GetRuntimeObject()

Returns a custom object when overridden in a derived class.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
GetTransformedAssemblyString(String) GetTransformedAssemblyString(String) GetTransformedAssemblyString(String) GetTransformedAssemblyString(String)

Returns the transformed version of the specified assembly name.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
GetTransformedTypeString(String) GetTransformedTypeString(String) GetTransformedTypeString(String) GetTransformedTypeString(String)

Returns the transformed version of the specified type name.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
Init() Init() Init() Init()

Sets the ConfigurationElement object to its initial state.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
InitializeDefault() InitializeDefault() InitializeDefault() InitializeDefault()

Used to initialize a default set of values for the ConfigurationElement object.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
IsModified() IsModified() IsModified() IsModified()

Indicates whether this configuration element has been modified since it was last saved or loaded when implemented in a derived class.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
IsReadOnly() IsReadOnly() IsReadOnly() IsReadOnly()

Gets a value indicating whether the ConfigurationElement object is read-only.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
ListErrors(IList) ListErrors(IList) ListErrors(IList) ListErrors(IList)

Adds the invalid-property errors in this ConfigurationElement object, and in all subelements, to the passed list.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
OnDeserializeUnrecognizedAttribute(String, String) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedAttribute(String, String) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedAttribute(String, String) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedAttribute(String, String)

Gets a value indicating whether an unknown attribute is encountered during deserialization.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
OnDeserializeUnrecognizedElement(String, XmlReader) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedElement(String, XmlReader) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedElement(String, XmlReader) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedElement(String, XmlReader)

Gets a value indicating whether an unknown element is encountered during deserialization.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
OnRequiredPropertyNotFound(String) OnRequiredPropertyNotFound(String) OnRequiredPropertyNotFound(String) OnRequiredPropertyNotFound(String)

Throws an exception when a required property is not found.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
PostDeserialize() PostDeserialize() PostDeserialize() PostDeserialize()

Called after deserialization.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
PreSerialize(XmlWriter) PreSerialize(XmlWriter) PreSerialize(XmlWriter) PreSerialize(XmlWriter)

Called before serialization.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Reset(ConfigurationElement) Reset(ConfigurationElement) Reset(ConfigurationElement) Reset(ConfigurationElement)

Resets the internal state of the ConfigurationElement object, including the locks and the properties collections.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
ResetModified() ResetModified() ResetModified() ResetModified()

Resets the value of the IsModified() method to false when implemented in a derived class.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
SerializeElement(XmlWriter, Boolean) SerializeElement(XmlWriter, Boolean) SerializeElement(XmlWriter, Boolean) SerializeElement(XmlWriter, Boolean)

Writes the contents of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
SerializeSection(ConfigurationElement, String, ConfigurationSaveMode) SerializeSection(ConfigurationElement, String, ConfigurationSaveMode) SerializeSection(ConfigurationElement, String, ConfigurationSaveMode) SerializeSection(ConfigurationElement, String, ConfigurationSaveMode)

Creates an XML string containing an unmerged view of the ConfigurationSection object as a single section to write to a file.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
SerializeToXmlElement(XmlWriter, String) SerializeToXmlElement(XmlWriter, String) SerializeToXmlElement(XmlWriter, String) SerializeToXmlElement(XmlWriter, String)

Writes the outer tags of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
SetPropertyValue(ConfigurationProperty, Object, Boolean) SetPropertyValue(ConfigurationProperty, Object, Boolean) SetPropertyValue(ConfigurationProperty, Object, Boolean) SetPropertyValue(ConfigurationProperty, Object, Boolean)

Sets a property to the specified value.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
SetReadOnly() SetReadOnly() SetReadOnly() SetReadOnly()

Sets the IsReadOnly() property for the ConfigurationElement object and all subelements.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
ShouldSerializeElementInTargetVersion(ConfigurationElement, String, FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeElementInTargetVersion(ConfigurationElement, String, FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeElementInTargetVersion(ConfigurationElement, String, FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeElementInTargetVersion(ConfigurationElement, String, FrameworkName)

Indicates whether the specified element should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion(ConfigurationProperty, String, FrameworkName, ConfigurationElement) ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion(ConfigurationProperty, String, FrameworkName, ConfigurationElement) ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion(ConfigurationProperty, String, FrameworkName, ConfigurationElement) ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion(ConfigurationProperty, String, FrameworkName, ConfigurationElement)

Indicates whether the specified property should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
ShouldSerializeSectionInTargetVersion(FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeSectionInTargetVersion(FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeSectionInTargetVersion(FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeSectionInTargetVersion(FrameworkName)

Indicates whether the current ConfigurationSection instance should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
Unmerge(ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationSaveMode) Unmerge(ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationSaveMode) Unmerge(ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationSaveMode) Unmerge(ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationSaveMode)

Modifies the ConfigurationElement object to remove all values that should not be saved.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)

Applies to

See also