Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Asp .Net Membership -III aspnet_regsql command tool, configuring the Site to using Instance Database and Working with Membership and Roles Api

Membership and Role Api Methods

In the blog Asp .Net Membership - II aspnet_regsql to port Membership API database to Sql Server we saw aspnet_regsql tool.

The tool can also be invoked from command prompt, which provides fine grained support on which tables you want to dump to sql server Instance database.

If you want to dump just Membership and Role tables to Sql Server you issue the command as follows:

>aspnet_regsql -S . -E -d Shalvin -A mr

Here -S denoted the Sql Serve instance. Since I am using Sql server 2000 I am specifying a dot. -E denoted integrated security. Optionally you can specify user name and password if you are using Sql Server Security. -d denoted the database name. -A is used for adding the tables. Here I am adding Membership and Role tables.
Like wise you can remove tables using -R.

Next order of business it the instruct your Asp .Net project to use Instance database instead of File System Database.

For that you have edit the web.config as follows:

<add name="ShalvinConnectionString" connectionString="Data Source=.\shalvin;Initial Catalog=Shalvin;Integrated Security=True" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient"/>

<roleManager enabled="true">
<add name="AspNetSqlRoleProvider" type="System.Web.Security.SqlRoleProvider" connectionStringName="ShalvinConnectionString"/>

<authentication mode="Forms"/>

<add name="AspNetSqlMembershipProvider" type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider" connectionStringName="ShalvinConnectionString"/>

Programmatic working with Membership and Roles Api

using System.Web.Security;
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
if (!IsPostBack)
ddlUsers.DataSource = Membership.GetAllUsers();
ddlRole.DataSource = Roles.GetAllRoles();

protected void btnAddUserToRole_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
Roles.AddUserToRole(ddlUsers.Text, ddlRole.Text);
Response.Write("User Added to role");
catch (Exception ex)
Response.Write(String.Format("{0} is already an {1}",
ddlUsers.Text, ddlRole.Text));

Related Blog
Asp .Net 2.0 Membership I - LoginStatus, Login and LoginView Controls
Asp .Net Membership - II aspnet_regsql to port Membership API database to Sql Server

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