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MembershipProvider.ValidateUser Method

Verifies that the specified user name and password exist in the data source.

Namespace:  System.Web.Security
Assembly:  System.Web.ApplicationServices (in System.Web.ApplicationServices.dll)

'Declaration
Public MustOverride Function ValidateUser ( _
	username As String, _
	password As String _
) As Boolean

Parameters

username
Type: System.String
The name of the user to validate.
password
Type: System.String
The password for the specified user.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the specified username and password are valid; otherwise, false.

Takes, as input, a user name and a password and verifies that the values match those in the data source. ValidateUser returns true for a successful user name and password match; otherwise, false.

For successful validations, ValidateUser updates the LastLoginDate for the specified user.

For an example of a MembershipProvider implementation, see Implementing a Profile Provider.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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