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ActiveDirectoryMembershipUser.IsApproved Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the membership user can be authenticated.

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

public override bool IsApproved { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the user can be authenticated; otherwise, false.

The ActiveDirectoryMembershipUser value for a membership user is checked during the call to ValidateUser by the ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider. If the IsApproved property returns false, the ValidateUser method returns false even if the supplied user name and password are correct.

The IsApproved property is mapped to one of the following Active Directory attributes.

Active Directory


Active Directory Application Mode


This property cannot be remapped to another attribute.

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