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System.Web.Security Namespace

The System.Web.Security namespace contains classes that are used to implement ASP.NET security in Web server applications.

The Membership class is used by ASP.NET applications to validate user credentials and manage user settings such as passwords and e-mail addresses. The Roles class enables you to manage authorization for your application based on groups of users assigned to roles in the Web application.

Both the Membership class and the Roles class work with providers, classes that access your application's data store to retrieve membership and role information. Membership and role information can be stored in a Microsoft SQL Server database using the SqlMembershipProvider and SqlRoleProvider classes; in an Active Directory using the ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider and AuthorizationStoreRoleProvider classes, or in a custom data source using implementations of the MembershipProvider and RoleProvider classes.

You configure ASP.NET membership using the membership Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema). When an application using membership is accessed, ASP.NET creates an instance of the Membership class that you can use to query membership information. Provider-specific implementations of the MembershipUser class contain information about the user accessing the page. You can create custom implementations of the MembershipUser class for your application.

You configure ASP.NET roles using the roleManager Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema). ASP.NET creates an instance of the Roles class that contains information about the role membership of the current user.

ASP.NET provides server controls that interact with the Membership class and the Roles class. The Login, CreateUserWizard, and ChangePassword controls work with the Membership class to simplify creating an authenticated Web application, and the LoginView control uses role-specific templates to customize Web pages for specific groups of users.

 ClassDescription
Public classActiveDirectoryMembershipProviderManages storage of membership information for an ASP.NET application in Active Directory and Active Directory Application Mode servers.
Public classActiveDirectoryMembershipUserExposes and updates membership user information stored in an Active Directory data store.
Public classAnonymousIdentificationEventArgsProvides data for the AnonymousIdentification_Creating event. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classAnonymousIdentificationModuleManages anonymous identifiers for the ASP.NET application.
Public classAuthorizationStoreRoleProviderManages storage of role-membership information for an ASP.NET application in an authorization-manager policy store, either in an XML file, in an Active Directory, or on an Active Directory Application Mode server.
Public classDefaultAuthenticationEventArgsProvides data for the DefaultAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classDefaultAuthenticationModuleEnsures that an authentication object is present in the context. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classFileAuthorizationModuleVerifies that the user has permission to access the file requested. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classFormsAuthenticationManages forms-authentication services for Web applications. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classFormsAuthenticationEventArgsProvides data for the FormsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classFormsAuthenticationModuleSets the identity of the user for an ASP.NET application when forms authentication is enabled. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classFormsAuthenticationTicketProvides access to properties and values of the ticket used with forms authentication to identify users. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classFormsIdentityRepresents a user identity authenticated using forms authentication. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classMembershipValidates user credentials and manages user settings. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classMembershipCreateUserExceptionThe exception that is thrown when a user is not successfully created by a membership provider.
Public classMembershipPasswordExceptionThe exception that is thrown when a password cannot be retrieved from the password store.
Public classMembershipProviderDefines the contract that ASP.NET implements to provide membership services using custom membership providers.
Public classMembershipProviderCollectionA collection of objects that inherit the MembershipProvider abstract class.
Public classMembershipUserExposes and updates membership user information in the membership data store.
Public classMembershipUserCollectionA collection of MembershipUser objects.
Public classPassportAuthenticationEventArgsThe event argument passed to the Authenticate event by a PassportAuthenticationModule. Since there is already an identity at this point, this is useful mainly for attaching a custom IPrincipal object to the context using the supplied identity.
Public classPassportAuthenticationModuleProvides a wrapper around Passport Authentication services. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classPassportIdentityProvides a class to be used by PassportAuthenticationModule. It provides a way for an application to access the Ticket method. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classPassportPrincipalRepresents a Passport-authenticated principal.
Public classRoleManagerEventArgsProvides event data for the GetRoles event of the RoleManagerModule class.
Public classRoleManagerModuleManages a RolePrincipal instance for the current user. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classRolePrincipalRepresents security information for the current HTTP request, including role membership. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classRoleProviderDefines the contract that ASP.NET implements to provide role-management services using custom role providers.
Public classRoleProviderCollectionA collection of objects that inherit the RoleProvider abstract class.
Public classRolesManages user membership in roles for authorization checking in an ASP.NET application. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classSqlMembershipProviderManages storage of membership information for an ASP.NET application in a SQL Server database.
Public classSqlRoleProviderManages storage of role membership information for an ASP.NET application in a SQL Server database.
Public classUrlAuthorizationModuleVerifies that the user has permission to access the URL requested. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classValidatePasswordEventArgsProvides event data for the ValidatingPassword event of the MembershipProvider class.
Public classWindowsAuthenticationEventArgsProvides data for the WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classWindowsAuthenticationModuleSets the identity of the user for an ASP.NET application when Windows authentication is enabled. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classWindowsTokenRoleProviderGets role information for an ASP.NET application from Windows group membership.
 DelegateDescription
Public delegateAnonymousIdentificationEventHandlerRepresents the method that handles the AnonymousIdentification_Creating event of a AnonymousIdentificationModule.
Public delegateDefaultAuthenticationEventHandlerRepresents the method that handles the DefaultAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event of a DefaultAuthenticationModule.
Public delegateFormsAuthenticationEventHandlerRepresents the method that handles the FormsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event of a FormsAuthenticationModule.
Public delegateMembershipValidatePasswordEventHandlerRepresents the method that will handle the ValidatingPassword event of the MembershipProvider class.
Public delegatePassportAuthenticationEventHandlerRepresents the method that handles the PassportAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event of a PassportAuthenticationModule.
Public delegateRoleManagerEventHandlerDefines the delegate for the GetRoles event of the RoleManagerModule class.
Public delegateWindowsAuthenticationEventHandlerRepresents the method that handles the WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event of a WindowsAuthenticationModule.
 EnumerationDescription
Public enumerationActiveDirectoryConnectionProtectionSpecifies the connection protection options supported by the ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider class.
Public enumerationCookieProtectionDescribes how information in a cookie is protected.
Public enumerationMembershipCreateStatusDescribes the result of a CreateUser operation.
Public enumerationMembershipPasswordFormatDescribes the encryption format for storing passwords for membership users.
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