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How to secure the logged-in web pages from direct url access in ASP.NET

I AM DEVELOPING A WEBSITE.
THERE is a default page. default.aspx from which user logs in by forms authentication
 (NOT using built in Login controls of ASP.NET 2.0
Inner pages are  say userprofile.aspx, changepassword .aspx.

I  want when a user types www.mydomian.aspx/ userprofile.aspx    or    www.mydomian.aspx/ changepassword .aspx they should be redirected to login page i.e. www.mydomian.aspx/ default.aspx    for obvious security reasons.

Please tell me a well secured way to do this
Thanks
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dhiraj79
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DhaestCommented:
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
 {
        if (Session["Member_Id"] != null)
        {
            if (!Page.IsPostBack)
            {
            }
        }
        else
        {
            Response.Redirect("Register.aspx");
        }
 }
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DhaestCommented:
If you are using forms authentication, you should use the below code in web.config file.

 <authorization>
<deny users="?"/>

<allow users="*"/>
</authorization>

Which will deny the anonymous users to enter and all all other users (authenticated).

In this case, automatically the request will be transfered to the login page you specified in the <forms> tag

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dhiraj79Author Commented:
Thanks Dhaest for reply.
I have still a problem after applying your solution.

I have to set of pages:
Pages which should not need authentication :
home.aspx, register.aspx and forgotpassword.aspx.
Pages which need authentication :
usertype1Home.aspx,usertype2Home.aspx, etc

by applying the above code register.aspx and forgotpassword.aspx are also not accessible wtihout authentication whose link are from home.aspx.
This should not happen.

Th C# code I am using for redirecting to usertype1Home.aspx,usertype2Home.aspx, etc
is(After checking credentials in database)
FormsAuthentication.RedirectFromLoginPage(username,false);
Response.redirect("usertype1Home.aspx);

Web.config code:
<Authentication mode "forms">
<forms  login url = "Home.aspx">
</Authentication >
<Authorization>
<deny users="?"/>

<allow users="*"/>

</Authorization>


The only problem is I want forgotpassword and Register pages to be accessible form home page without authentication.
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grogo21Commented:
I usually place the pages that require authentication in a separate directory.  I then place another web.cofig file in that directory with the following:

<configuration>
      <system.web>
                 <authorization>
                          <deny users="?" />
                  </authorization>
       </system.web>
</configuration>

This will require authentication for only the page contained in the directory.
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grogo21Commented:
Or, define each page which requires authentication in the web.config like so:

    <location path="MyPage.aspx">
        <system.web>
            <authorization>
                <deny users="?"/>
            </authorization>
        </system.web>
    </location>
    <location path="AnotherPage.aspx">
        <system.web>
            <authorization>
                <deny users="?"/>
            </authorization>
        </system.web>
    </location>
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prairiedogCommented:
Alternative way is to add <location> element in your current web.config like the attached code snippet.

<location path="home.aspx">
	<system.web>
		<authorization>
			<allow users="?" />
		</authorization>
	
	</system.web>
  </location>
 
<location path="register.aspx">
	<system.web>
		<authorization>
			<allow users="?" />
		</authorization>
	
	</system.web>
  </location>

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prairiedogCommented:
Bump, ignore my last post.
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