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Login.Authenticate Event

Occurs when a user is authenticated.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public event AuthenticateEventHandler Authenticate
<asp:Login OnAuthenticate="AuthenticateEventHandler" />

The Authenticate event is raised when a user uses the Login control to log in to a Web site. Custom authentication schemes can use the Authenticate event to authenticate users.

NoteNote

When a user uses the Login control to log in to a Web site, all data in the view state and all post data is lost. Do not perform actions in the Authenticate event that rely on the view state.

For more information about handling events, see Handling and Raising Events.

Notes to Implementers

Custom authentication schemes should set the Authenticated property to true to indicate that a user has been authenticated.

When a user submits his or her login information, the Login control first raises the LoggingIn event, then the Authenticate event, and finally the LoggedIn event.

The following code example uses the Authenticate event to call site-specific custom authentication code.


<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">
private bool SiteSpecificAuthenticationMethod(string UserName, string Password)
{
    // Insert code that implements a site-specific custom 
    // authentication method here.
    //
    // This example implementation always returns false.
    return false;
}

private void OnAuthenticate(object sender, AuthenticateEventArgs e)
{
    bool Authenticated = false;
    Authenticated = SiteSpecificAuthenticationMethod(Login1.UserName, Login1.Password);

    e.Authenticated = Authenticated;
}

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
    <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
        <form id="form1" runat="server">
            <asp:Login id="Login1" runat="server"
                OnAuthenticate="OnAuthenticate">
            </asp:Login>
        </form>
    </body>
</html>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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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