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forms authentication question

bill yeager
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Everything is working in my authentication process except
for the fact that I can't retrieve the "UserData" property
from the "FormsAuthenticationTicket".

Write before I do a "RedirectFromLoginPage", I check
the "UserData" property of
the "FormsAuthenticationTicket". It's set to the
value "Admin" (a role for the user) which is what I want.

Here is the code:

strUserName = CType(drOLEDBNicemScheduling.GetValue(1) &
Chr(32) & drOLEDBNicemScheduling.GetValue(2), String)
'Set the authentication ticket
Dim arrRoles(0) As String
arrRoles(0) =
Dim ticket As New
FormsAuthenticationTicket(1, strUserName, Now, DateAdd
(DateInterval.Minute, 60, Now),
ValidateLogin.PersistantCookie, arrRoles(0))
Dim cookie = New HttpCookie
If ValidateLogin.PersistantCookie Then
End If
'Create Identity
Dim objIdentity As New
Dim objPrincipal As New
Security.Principal.GenericPrincipal(objIdentity, arrRoles)

FormsAuthentication.RedirectFromLoginPage(strUserN ame,

However, once I get in the Global.asax file in
the "Application_AuthenticateRequest" event (fired by the
FormsAuthentication.RedirectFromLoginPage method), I check
the "UserData" property of the ticket and it's an empty
string! All the other properties pertaining to the ticket
are there. I'm setting up the cookie, so the "Userdata"
property should be populated.

Here is the code in the global.asax file:

Sub Application_AuthenticateRequest(ByVal sender As
Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)

If (Not (HttpContext.Current.User Is Nothing)) Then
HttpContext.Current.User.Identity.AuthenticationTy pe
= "Forms" Then
HttpContext.Current.User.Identity.IsAuthenticated Then
Dim id As FormsIdentity =
Dim ticket As
FormsAuthenticationTicket = id.Ticket
Dim roles(0) As String
roles(0) = ticket.UserData
HttpContext.Current.User = New
System.Security.Principal.GenericPrincipal(id, roles)
End If
End If
End If

End Sub

What am I doing wrong??? I need to be able to identify the
role of the user (they will only have 1 role).


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