Wednesday, April 29, 2009

ASP.NET MVC Membership Management

With the release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, there is no "out of the box" solution for maintaining the Membership and Role databases in Microsoft IIS. This is a problem when you move your application from development to a production IIS server. The utility that Microsoft provides, ASP.NET Web Configuration, can be run only in a development, non-production environment.

This sources and its associated code solve this by implementing a solution to Member and Role management while using standard Microsoft ASP.NET MVC tools. This means that it will run in any ASP.NET MVC 1.0 environment, including IIS.I found 3 projects for membership management were 2 of them are outdated and one is not working with current asp.net mvc release 1.0 (ASP.Net MVC Membership Starter Kit). Some of my code is based on the started kit but most stuff I had to rewrite or make coding changes to make it work with asp.net mvc release 1.0

In my previous blog I added some print screens how the asp.net mvc membership management looks like: http://netrsc.blogspot.com/2009/04/membership-management-for-aspnet-mvc.html

Since I'm developing already various open source projects I decided only to share this Visual Studio Content Installer for a donation of 30 EURO - (http://www.ronischuetz.com/donate.html). Once you have donated given amount you will receive an email with the download link. Please notice that any further updates are given out for free.

Instructions how to use the Visual Studio Content Installer for Asp.Net MVC Membership Management Template.

1. After downloading the given file you need to extract the zip file and you receive a *.vsi file. Upon double click on this *.vsi file the following screen appears. I decided not to sign it therefore is there no publisher details available.


2) If you use the link "View files in Windows Explorer" an explorer window opens and you should see the following screen.


3) Upon next button you receive the following screen - this happens because I havent added any digital signature.



4) Upon "Finish" the template will be installed.



5) The following screen informs about successfully installed asp.net mvc membership template.



6) Open a new instance of visual studio and select under Project Types: "WEB". In the section of "My Templates" you find the new installed ASP.NET MVC Membership Template. Enter an application name and select your favorite location.



7) As result of the project creation a normal MVC template will be installed with the asp.net mvc membership extensions. All files and folder which are marked with green color are added to the default project structure.

8) from this point you have a runnable asp.net mvc project. the missing part now is to add a asp.net membership database. If you have already one you only need to update your web.config file to your database.
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2 comments:

Shortseller said...

Sehr geehrter Herr Schütz

Haben Sie zufälligerweise Ihre Membership Admin Lösung auf MVC2 (idealerweise mit Areas) angepasst?

mfg graham lancashire

Roni said...

nein das template habe ich nur mit 2008 getested.

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