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Custom membership provider for the ADO.NET Entity Framework

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Custom membership provider implementation for the ADO.NET Entity Framework.


Note: This article has been superseded by the following code project article. 

This article describes the implementation of a custom membership provider for the ADO.NET entity framework. The code presented in this article fully complies with Microsoft's provider model design pattern. It also leverages the LINQ to Entities feature introduced with framework 3.5.


It is required to have a basic understanding of the ADO.NET Entity Framework and the ASP.NET membership provider model in order to successfully integrate the presented solution.

Using the code

To configure the attached sample, the following steps have to be taken into account:

  1. Create a database (e.g., EFDataModel).
  2. Run the CreateUserTable.sql script located in the DatabaseScripts solution folder.
  3. Modify the connection string for the Entity Framework in the App.config file of the SmartSoft.EFMembershipProvider.DataLayer project.
  4. Modify connection string for the Entity Framework in the Web.config file of the Web application.

If you want to integrate the custom membership provider into your existing application, you might have to replace the object context EFDataModelEntities within the membership provider class according to your entity model.

Depending on your data model, the method DeleteUser within the membership provider class has to be extended from line 698 onwards in order to delete/mark all user related data.


  • 29/10/2008 - Initial article posted.


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


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Michael Ulmann
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MCAD, MCPD Web Developer 2.0, MCPD Enterprise Developer 3.5

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GeneralRe: Are the other providers ready? Pin
Michael Ulmann1-Aug-09 15:10
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AnswerRe: Are the other providers ready? Pin
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GeneralA forgotten thing Pin
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QuestionRe: A forgotten thing Pin
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AnswerRe: A forgotten thing Pin
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GeneralRe: A forgotten thing Pin
Michael Ulmann15-Dec-08 18:12
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QuestionAdding an entry in the DB Pin
alibaba0691-Dec-08 1:19
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GeneralThanks a lot Pin
FatihSever26-Nov-08 12:26
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Thank you so much. Really saved my day. Thanks again and again...
JokeRe: Thanks a lot Pin
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AnswerRe: Thanks a lot Pin
Michael Ulmann30-Nov-08 12:24
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Generalfor dotnet2.0 not linq Pin
hungud9-Nov-08 21:05
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AnswerRe: for dotnet2.0 not linq Pin
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RantRe: for dotnet2.0 not linq Pin
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GeneralRe: for dotnet2.0 not linq Pin
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GeneralRe: for dotnet2.0 not linq Pin
Michael Ulmann15-Feb-09 12:31
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GeneralMissing providers Pin
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AnswerRe: Missing providers Pin
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GeneralJust another code dump... Pin
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GeneralRe: Just another code dump... Pin
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