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WebSecurity - CreateAccount()


WebSecurity Object WebSecurity Object

Definition

The CreateAccount() method creates a new account in the user database, using user name and password, and optionally lets you specify if the user must explicitly confirm the account.


C# and VB Syntax

WebSecurity.CreateAccount(username, password, requireConfirmation)

Parameters

Parameter Type Description
userName String The user name
password String The user password
requireConfirmation Boolean true if the account must be confirmed using the token return value, default is false.

Return Value

Type Description
String A token that can be sent to the user to confirm the account.

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)

The CreateAccount() method also throws a MembershipCreateUserException if:

  • The username is empty
  • The username already has a membership account
  • The password is empty
  • The password is too long
  • The database operation failed

Technical Data

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

WebSecurity Object WebSecurity Object

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