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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 (in system.web.dll)

public abstract bool ValidateUser (
	string username,
	string password
)
public abstract boolean ValidateUser (
	String username, 
	String password
)
public abstract function ValidateUser (
	username : String, 
	password : String
) : boolean
Not applicable.

Parameters

username

The name of the user to validate.

password

The password for the specified user.

Return Value

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.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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