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providers Element for membership (ASP.NET Settings Schema)

Defines a collection of membership providers for ASP.NET membership.

This element is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

<configuration> Element
  system.web Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema)
    membership Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema)
      providers Element for membership (ASP.NET Settings Schema)
<providers>
    <add.../>
    <remove.../>
    <clear/>
</providers>

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

None.

Child Elements

Element

Description

add

Adds an instance of a membership provider to the membership provider collection.

clear

Removes all instances of membership providers from the membership provider collection.

remove

Removes an instance of a membership provider from the membership provider collection.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

configuration

Specifies the required root element in every configuration file that is used by the common language runtime and the .NET Framework applications.

system.web

Specifies the root element for the ASP.NET configuration section.

membership

Configures an application for ASP.NET membership.

For information about accessing and modifying configuration values for the membership element in application code, see MembershipSection.

Default Configuration

The following default providers element is configured in the Machine.config file in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

      <providers>
        <add name="AspNetSqlMembershipProvider" type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider, System.Web, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a" connectionStringName="LocalSqlServer" enablePasswordRetrieval="false" enablePasswordReset="true" requiresQuestionAndAnswer="true" applicationName="/" requiresUniqueEmail="false" passwordFormat="Hashed" maxInvalidPasswordAttempts="5" minRequiredPasswordLength="7" minRequiredNonalphanumericCharacters="1" passwordAttemptWindow="10" passwordStrengthRegularExpression="" />
      <providers> 

The following code example shows how to configure an ASP.NET application to use the SqlMembershipProvider provider to store and retrieve user account information.

<configuration>
    <connectionStrings>
        <add name="SqlServices" 
             connectionString="Data Source=MySqlServer;Integrated Security=SSPI;Initial Catalog=aspnetdb;" />
    </connectionStrings>
    <system.web>
        <membership 
             defaultProvider="SqlProvider"
             userIsOnlineTimeWindow="20">
             <providers>
                <remove name="AspNetSqlProvider" />
                <add name="SqlProvider"
                    type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider"
                    connectionStringName="SqlServices"
                    enablePasswordRetrieval="false"
                    enablePasswordReset="true"
                    requiresQuestionAndAnswer="true"
                    passwordFormat="Hashed"
                    applicationName="/" />
            </providers>
        </membership>
    </system.web>
</configuration>

Configuration section handler

System.Web.Configuration.MembershipSection

Configuration member

MembershipSection.Providers

Configurable locations

Machine.config

Root-level Web.config

Application-level Web.config

Requirements

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 5.0, 5.1, or 6.0

The .NET Framework version 2.0

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

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