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
)

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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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