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Help with level of user

I'm developing a website where you will have a paid membership, and a free membership

What is the best way to do that? I'm using form authentication. SHould I have a field on my DB with a member type?
(ex. 0 for free, and 1 for pay member) ?

The difference from the free member is that they will not be able to see the contact information, so I need to have a way to know how is a free member and how is not.
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Ennio
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Ennio
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softplusCommented:
Sure, use forms authentication if you want.
Yes you'll need a db field with any user properties you want to store and use.
Using the authenticated user you can extract these properties and test for values when running (query the database).
Some links with examples:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q301240
http://samples.gotdotnet.com/quickstart/aspplus/doc/formsauth.aspx
http://aspnet.4guysfromrolla.com/articles/082703-1.aspx (using role based authentication, i.e. you could implement your paid/free easily)
http://www.devhood.com/tutorials/tutorial_details.aspx?tutorial_id=433
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