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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.ApplicationServices (in System.Web.ApplicationServices.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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4
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