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Interview: Josh Holmes on ASP.NET 2.0 Membership and Role Providers

ASP.NET authentication and authorization is essentially a solved problem in ASP.NET 2.0 according to .NET guru Josh Holmes. By default, ASP.NET 2.0 will auto-create and use a SQL Server Express data store to maintain membership and role data for web applications. If you want to use another database to store this information, Scott Guthrie provides an excellent tutorial on how to do so.

Watch ASP.NET Authentication Practices with Josh Holmes (11:57 min)
While the built in authorization provider offers 90% coverage, Josh also discusses when you should utilize a custom provider.  Along similar lines and in the interest of using other databases to host membership and role information, on  The Code Project, Rakotomalala Andriniaina has written a provider for MySQL and in this MSDN article are details on how to use Oracle as the backend database.

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