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WebSecurity - ConfirmAccount()


WebSecurity Object WebSecurity Object

Definition

The ConfirmAccount() method confirms and activates an account using a confirmation token.


C# and VB Syntax

WebSecurity.ConfirmAccount(accountConfirmationToken)


Examples

Example C#

string message = "";
var confirmationToken = Request["confirmationCode"];

WebSecurity.Logout();

if (!confirmationToken.IsEmpty())
{
    if (WebSecurity.ConfirmAccount(confirmationToken))
    {
    message = "Registration confirmed";
    }
    else
    {
    message = "Could not confirm your registration";
    }
}

Example VB

message = ""
confirmationToken = Request("confirmationCode")

WebSecurity.Logout()

if !confirmationToken.IsEmpty() then
   if WebSecurity.ConfirmAccount(confirmationToken) then
       message = "Registration Confirmed"
    else
       message = "Could not confirm your registration"
    end if
end if


Parameters

Parameter Type Description
accountConfirmationToken String The confirmation tokene


Return Value

Type Description
Boolean  true if the account is confirmed, otherwise false.


Errors and Exceptions

Any access to the WebSecurity object throws an InvalidOperationException if:

  • The InitializeDatabaseConnection() method has not been called
  • SimpleMembership is not initialized (or disabled in the website configuration)

Remarks

A confirmation token can be created by the CreateAccount(), CreateUserAndAccount(), or GeneratePasswordResetToken() methods.

Common procedure is to send the token to a user in an email, and ask the user to verify the identity (via a link to a confirmation page).


Technical Data

Name Value
Namespace WebMatrix.WebData
Assembly WebMatrix.WebData.dll


WebSecurity Object WebSecurity Object

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