Defines the contract that ASP.NET implements to provide membership services using custom membership providers.
public ref class MembershipProvider abstract : System::Configuration::Provider::ProviderBase
public abstract class MembershipProvider : System.Configuration.Provider.ProviderBase
type MembershipProvider = class inherit ProviderBase
Public MustInherit Class MembershipProvider Inherits ProviderBase
ASP.NET membership is designed to enable you to easily use a number of different membership providers for your ASP.NET applications. You can use the supplied membership providers that are included with the .NET Framework, or you can implement your own provider.
If you are not familiar with the membership features of ASP.NET, see Introduction to Membership before continuing. For a list of other topics related to membership, see Managing Users by Using Membership.
When implementing a custom membership provider, you are required to inherit the MembershipProvider abstract class.
There are two primary reasons for creating a custom membership provider.
You need to store membership information in a data source that is not supported by the membership providers included with the .NET Framework, such as a FoxPro database, an Oracle database, or other data source.
You need to manage membership information using a database schema that is different from the database schema used by the providers that ship with the .NET Framework. A common example of this would be membership data that already exists in a SQL Server database for a company or Web site.
|MembershipProvider() MembershipProvider() MembershipProvider() MembershipProvider()||
Initializes a new instance of the MembershipProvider class.
|ApplicationName ApplicationName ApplicationName ApplicationName||
The name of the application using the custom membership provider.
|Description Description Description Description||
Gets a brief, friendly description suitable for display in administrative tools or other user interfaces (UIs).(Inherited from ProviderBase)
|EnablePasswordReset EnablePasswordReset EnablePasswordReset EnablePasswordReset||
Indicates whether the membership provider is configured to allow users to reset their passwords.
|EnablePasswordRetrieval EnablePasswordRetrieval EnablePasswordRetrieval EnablePasswordRetrieval||
Indicates whether the membership provider is configured to allow users to retrieve their passwords.
|MaxInvalidPasswordAttempts MaxInvalidPasswordAttempts MaxInvalidPasswordAttempts MaxInvalidPasswordAttempts||
Gets the number of invalid password or password-answer attempts allowed before the membership user is locked out.
|MinRequiredNonAlphanumericCharacters MinRequiredNonAlphanumericCharacters MinRequiredNonAlphanumericCharacters MinRequiredNonAlphanumericCharacters||
Gets the minimum number of special characters that must be present in a valid password.
|MinRequiredPasswordLength MinRequiredPasswordLength MinRequiredPasswordLength MinRequiredPasswordLength||
Gets the minimum length required for a password.
|Name Name Name Name||
Gets the friendly name used to refer to the provider during configuration.(Inherited from ProviderBase)
|PasswordAttemptWindow PasswordAttemptWindow PasswordAttemptWindow PasswordAttemptWindow||
Gets the number of minutes in which a maximum number of invalid password or password-answer attempts are allowed before the membership user is locked out.
|PasswordFormat PasswordFormat PasswordFormat PasswordFormat||
Gets a value indicating the format for storing passwords in the membership data store.
|PasswordStrengthRegularExpression PasswordStrengthRegularExpression PasswordStrengthRegularExpression PasswordStrengthRegularExpression||
Gets the regular expression used to evaluate a password.
|RequiresQuestionAndAnswer RequiresQuestionAndAnswer RequiresQuestionAndAnswer RequiresQuestionAndAnswer||
Gets a value indicating whether the membership provider is configured to require the user to answer a password question for password reset and retrieval.
|RequiresUniqueEmail RequiresUniqueEmail RequiresUniqueEmail RequiresUniqueEmail||
Gets a value indicating whether the membership provider is configured to require a unique email address for each user name.
|ValidatingPassword ValidatingPassword ValidatingPassword ValidatingPassword||
Occurs when a user is created, a password is changed, or a password is reset.