Forms authentication. Note aspnet membership is the preferred method for storing and managing user credentials in forms authenticated applications. Change the authentication mode to forms. Upon submitting the form and being properly verified by your application an authorization ticket is issued by web application in the form of a cookie.
So the number of web application uses the form authentication in their web application. The formsauthenticationmodule is managed code that is part of the aspnet runtime. Forms authentication enables user and password validation for web applications that do not require windows authentication.
With forms authentication user information is stored in an external data source such as a membership database or in the configuration file for an application. It however provides the framework for identity or role based access control in your application. Form based authentication is a term of art in the context of web and internet based online networked computer systems.
In general it refers to the notion of a user being presented with an editable form to fill in and submit in order to log into some system or service. Prior to version 7 of microsofts internet information services iis web server there was a distinct barrier between iiss http pipeline and the aspnet runtimes pipeline. The scope of forms authentication.
In solution explorer open the webconfig file. Forms authentication is a system in which unauthenticated requests are redirected to a web form where users are required to provide their credentials. Insert the forms tag and fill the appropriate attributes.
Form authentication is used for internet web application. Form authentication is cookie based as aspnet places a cookie in the client machine in order to track the user. This section demonstrates how to add and modify the authentication and authorization configuration sections to configure the aspnet application to use forms based authentication.
Forms authentication is not in itself or contain in itself the mechanism used for authentication its not the mechanism the parks gate attendant uses to validate the ticket.