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Good day CodeProject fella's

I am here again with another question, I am thinking of how to handle log-in in a WinForms application. For example I have a log-in form which requires the user to input the username and password that is stored in a database (I have done this part).

Now here's the thing, when I tried to log-in using the same account on two different PC's or workstation, both computers can access with the same account. Is there a way on how I can prevent this thing? Are there such log-in controls when it comes to WinForms applications?

Please do help me guys, thanks a lot!
Posted 25-Jan-12 0:08am

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You can maintain login detail in database to keep track of user's login by maintaing IP of client,and on relogin match it and deal accordingly.
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ernieball_26 25-Jan-12 5:37am
   
Do you mean the user should only use one PC/workstation everytime he/she logs-in?
Supriya Srivastav 25-Jan-12 5:45am
   
No,if the same credentials are used to login,previous loging session should be out,for this you can store some instance id for a user and on relogin increment it.
ernieball_26 26-Jan-12 0:59am
   
Is it similar to ASP.NET's Membership provider? Sort of a session state?
I found this on the web:
http://devpinoy.org/blogs/comgen/archive/2007/08/15/use-membership-api-in-winforms.aspx

I understand the code but I am really not sure of its functionality, Can any one give a detailed explanation on how it serves its purpose. Thanks!

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