Login.OnAuthenticate Method (AuthenticateEventArgs)


Raises the Authenticate event to authenticate the user.

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

protected virtual void OnAuthenticate(
	AuthenticateEventArgs e


Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.AuthenticateEventArgs

An AuthenticateEventArgs that contains the event data.

The OnAuthenticate method raises the Authenticate event. Use the Authenticate event to implement a custom authentication scheme.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see NIB: Raising an Event.

The OnAuthenticate method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors:

When overriding OnAuthenticate in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnAuthenticate method so that registered delegates receive the 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"
<script runat="server">
    // This custom login control overloads the OnAuthenticate method
    // to call a site-specific authentication method.    
    class CustomLogin : Login
        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;

        override protected void OnAuthenticate(AuthenticateEventArgs e)
            bool Authenticated = false;
            Authenticated = SiteSpecificAuthenticationMethod(UserName, Password);

            e.Authenticated = Authenticated;

    // Add the custom login control to the page.
    void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) 
        CustomLogin loginControl = new CustomLogin();
        loginControl.ID = "loginControl";

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
    <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
        <form id="form1" runat="server">
            <asp:placeholder id="Placeholder1" runat="server"></asp:placeholder>

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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