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Updating Profile Information for Authenticated Users

Posted on 2007-08-05
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Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I am having problems updating user profiles for authenticated users.

I have a login control with some custom profile fields;

        <add name="firstName" allowAnonymous="true"/>
        <add name="lastName" allowAnonymous="true"/>

My VB function looks like this;
    Protected Sub CreateUserWizard1_CreatedUser(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles CreateUserWizard1.CreatedUser
        Profile.firstName = firstName.Text
        Profile.lastName = lastName.Text
    End Sub

I can get this to work for anonymous users, but I obviously want this to work for authenticated user.

I have set the following properties;

But I still receieve the error "This property cannot be set for anonymous users".


Further this this my user is not logging in automatically, if I run the following test, the user is registered but the profile is not updated;

        If Context.User.Identity.IsAuthenticated Then
            Profile.userName = txtFirstName.Text
        End If
Question by:jset_expert
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Sammy earned 800 total points
ID: 19637189
I think you need to take a look at this
look for this heading " VB Migrating Profile data from an anonymous user to an authenticated user"
here is the code link
here is the web.config
you will see 2 profiles created and there are merged using VB.NET based on the events/actions taken by the user
I am assuming you have one profile in your web.config

if you have any problems post back

Author Comment

ID: 19637309
Thanks sammy,

So your saying the only way to do this is to turn on Anonymous Access, and then migrate once the user is logged in.

Do you know if there is a way to do this without turning on anonymous access?
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Expert Comment

ID: 19642672
No Unfortunately it looks like this is the only way to do this.
Migrating the profile is the only option in this case.

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