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How to let users to log in to your site (and optionally be assigned to roles) using either a login form or Windows authentication.

  1. Getting Started with ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms

    The eighth tutorial in this series shows how to authenticate and authorize users.

  2. ASP.NET Identity

    The ASP.NET Identity system is designed to replace the previous ASP.NET Membership and Simple Membership systems. It includes profile support, OAuth integration, works with OWIN, and is included with the ASP.NET templates shipped with Visual Studio 2013.

  3. Create a secure ASP.NET Web Forms app with user registration, email confirmation and password reset

    By Erik Reitan|

    Shows you how to build an ASP.NET Web Forms app with user registration, email confirmation and password reset using the ASP.NET Identity membership system.

  4. Create an ASP.NET Web Forms app with SMS Two-Factor Authentication

    By Erik Reitan|

    Shows you how to build an ASP.NET Web Forms app with Two-Factor Authentication using SMS.

  5. OWIN and Katana

    Katana is a flexible set of components for building and hosting Open Web Interface for .NET (OWIN)-based web applications. The Katana/OWIN documentation includes tutorials that show how to handle authentication and authorization scenarios.

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ASP.NET Web Forms Books

Microsoft's Jon Galloway recommends these books for learning ASP.NET Web Forms:

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

by Imar Spaanjaars

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

by Jason N. Gaylord, Christian Wenz, Pranav Rastogi, Todd Miranda, Scott Hanselman

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

by Matthew MacDonald