FormsAuthenticationEventHandler FormsAuthenticationEventHandler FormsAuthenticationEventHandler FormsAuthenticationEventHandler Delegate

Definition

Represents the method that handles the FormsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event of a FormsAuthenticationModule.

public delegate void FormsAuthenticationEventHandler(System::Object ^ sender, FormsAuthenticationEventArgs ^ e);
public delegate void FormsAuthenticationEventHandler(object sender, FormsAuthenticationEventArgs e);
type FormsAuthenticationEventHandler = delegate of obj * FormsAuthenticationEventArgs -> unit
Public Delegate Sub FormsAuthenticationEventHandler(sender As Object, e As FormsAuthenticationEventArgs)
Parameters
sender
Object Object Object Object

The source of the event.

Inheritance
FormsAuthenticationEventHandlerFormsAuthenticationEventHandlerFormsAuthenticationEventHandlerFormsAuthenticationEventHandler

Examples

The following code example uses the FormsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event to set the User property of the current HttpContext to a GenericPrincipal object with a custom Identity.

public void FormsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate(object sender, FormsAuthenticationEventArgs args)
{
  if (FormsAuthentication.CookiesSupported)
  {
    if (Request.Cookies[FormsAuthentication.FormsCookieName] != null)
    {
      try
      {
        FormsAuthenticationTicket ticket = FormsAuthentication.Decrypt(
          Request.Cookies[FormsAuthentication.FormsCookieName].Value);
        
        args.User = new System.Security.Principal.GenericPrincipal(
          new Samples.AspNet.Security.MyFormsIdentity(ticket),
          new string[0]);
      }
      catch (Exception e)
      {
        // Decrypt method failed.
      }
    }
  }
  else
  {
    throw new HttpException("Cookieless Forms Authentication is not " +
                            "supported for this application.");
  }
}
Public Sub FormsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate(sender As Object, _
                                              args As FormsAuthenticationEventArgs)
  If FormsAuthentication.CookiesSupported Then
    If Not Request.Cookies(FormsAuthentication.FormsCookieName) Is Nothing Then
      Try
        Dim ticket As FormsAuthenticationTicket = FormsAuthentication.Decrypt( _
          Request.Cookies(FormsAuthentication.FormsCookieName).Value)
        
        args.User = New System.Security.Principal.GenericPrincipal( _
          New Samples.AspNet.Security.MyFormsIdentity(ticket), _
          New String(0) {})
      Catch e As HttpException
        ' Decrypt method failed.
      End Try
    End If
  Else
      Throw New Exception("Cookieless Forms Authentication is not " & _
                            "supported for this application.")
  End If
End Sub

Remarks

The FormsAuthenticationEventHandler delegate is defined for the Authenticate event of the FormsAuthenticationModule class. You can access the Authenticate event of the FormsAuthenticationModule class by specifying a subroutine named FormsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate in the Global.asax file for your ASP.NET application. The Authenticate event is raised during the AuthenticateRequest event.

The FormsAuthenticationModule constructs a FormsAuthenticationEventArgs object using the current HttpContext and passes it to the FormsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event.

You can use the User property of the FormsAuthenticationEventArgs object supplied to the FormsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event to set the User property of the current HttpContext to a custom IPrincipal object. If you do not specify a value for the User property during the FormsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event, the identity supplied by the forms authentication ticket in the cookie or URL is used.

The FormsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event is only raised when the authentication Mode is set to Forms and the FormsAuthenticationModule is an active HTTP module for the application.

Applies to

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