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ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking

By : Andrew Siemer
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ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking

By: Andrew Siemer

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)


In this section, we will discuss the various aspects that are required to implement our new features. Once we are finished, we should have a good idea of what will be required from each area.


Registration includes the task of acquiring user information, allowing them to pick a username, password, and email verification. In addition, we will require that our users agree to our terms and provide verification that they are human and not a bot by reading our CAPTCHA image. Once we have all this information, we will create the user account and assign appropriate permissions to the account.


While ASP.NET provides various pre-built tools for handling your users via the membership controls, I have decided to explore a custom way to handle our users with regards to logging them in, encrypting their passwords, and so on. You may ask why I decided to go this route. It's simple really; everyone has contributed a number of webpages and blog posts to the Internet as well...