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Posted By:      Posted Date: September 06, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net
I know about and use FormsAuthentication.SetAuthCookie and RedirectFromLoginPage and they work great for making sure  you have rights to access the membership sections of the site.  However they do not set the Current Logged in user in the datastore of the Membership object.  This becomes an issue if you don't allow anonymous profiling.Things I know:1. With the System.Web.UI.WebControls.Login control, I can login and get an entry in the Membership datastore.  I can verify this by calling the Membership.GetUser() method without parameters.  However I have to use the interface to do so as I need the button to login for some reason.  Simply declaring the Login doesn't expose any methods for loading a user into the membership datastore.2. FormsAuthentication does not place an entry in the memberhsip datastoreSo my question is:  How do I get an entry in the membership datastore so I can use profiling?  I put this post in Membership and not profiling because I need the membership store entry before I can even entertain profiling.Thanks,Aaron

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