CreateUser Method (String, String, String, String, String, Boolean, MembershipCreateStatus)

Membership.CreateUser Method (String, String, String, String, String, Boolean, MembershipCreateStatus)


Adds a new user with specified property values to the data store and returns a status parameter indicating that the user was successfully created or the reason the user creation failed.

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

public static MembershipUser CreateUser(
	string username,
	string password,
	string email,
	string passwordQuestion,
	string passwordAnswer,
	bool isApproved,
	out MembershipCreateStatus status


Type: System.String

The user name for the new user.

Type: System.String

The password for the new user.

Type: System.String

The e-mail address for the new user.

Type: System.String

The password-question value for the membership user.

Type: System.String

The password-answer value for the membership user.

Type: System.Boolean

A Boolean that indicates whether the new user is approved to log on.

Type: System.Web.Security.MembershipCreateStatus

A MembershipCreateStatus indicating that the user was created successfully or the reason that creation failed.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Security.MembershipUser

A MembershipUser object for the newly created user. If no user was created, this method returns null.

CreateUser adds a new user to the data store and returns a MembershipUser object for the newly created user. If the user creation fails, you can retrieve a MembershipCreateStatus value from the status output parameter that indicates why user creation failed.

The CreateUser method will return null if password is an empty string or null, username is an empty string or null or contains a comma (,), passwordQuestion is not null and is an empty string, or passwordAnswer is not null and contains an empty string.

Once a membership user has been created and you have a reference to a MembershipUser object for that user, you can modify the settings for that user with the MembershipUser public methods and by setting the property values of the MembershipUser object and then passing the MembershipUser object to the UpdateUser method.

If a user already exists in the data source for the application, you can obtain a MembershipUser object for the existing user with the GetUser method.

Leading and trailing spaces are trimmed from all string parameter values.

The following code example creates a new user for an ASP.NET application configured to use forms authentication and ASP.NET membership. If the user is not created successfully, a message is displayed to the user. Otherwise, the user is redirected to the login page for the application.

System_CAPS_security Security Note

This example contains a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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