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Problems with the ReturnURL

Posted on 2010-08-30
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have an index page with a LoginStatus control. See below. When the visitor clicks on 'Login' the visitor is taken to the Login page.

<asp:LoginStatus ID="LoginStatus1" runat="server"
                            LogoutAction="RedirectToLoginPage" Font-Bold="True" Font-Names="Arial"
                            Font-Size="Small" ForeColor="#0000CC" />

On the Login page there is a Login control. See below. The problem I am having is that when the visitor correctly enters their login information and clicks the 'Login' button. The user is taken back to the index page and not the page assigned to the 'DestinationPageURL' property.

<asp:Login ID="Login1" runat="server"
                                        DisplayRememberMe="False" PasswordRecoveryText="Forgot Password?"

Thanks in advance.
Question by:mj168
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Expert Comment

ID: 33562568
have u chekced that <authentication> tag in web.config file?

Author Comment

ID: 33562746
Below is my <authentication> tag.

<authentication mode="Forms">

Author Comment

ID: 33562762
Ignore the above. Below is my <authentication> tag.

<authentication mode="Forms">
   <forms defaultUrl="login.aspx" />
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Expert Comment

ID: 33567699
try to attach the login event to the login control and redirect from code behind like this :

protected void Login1_Authenticate(object sender, AuthenticateEventArgs e)




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Author Comment

ID: 33570003
I tried the code you gave:

Protected Sub Login1_Authenticate(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.AuthenticateEventArgs) Handles Login1.Authenticate
    End Sub

There are still problems. While It does go to the destination page url, the username that is supposed to display on the page does not show and also the login status displays "login", instead of "logout". It seems that redirecting in the login authentication event does not log the user in.

Below are code snippets for the loginview and loginstatus that are on the destination page url.
<asp:LoginView ID="LoginView1" runat="server">
                        <asp:LoginName ID="LoginName1" runat="server" />

<asp:LoginStatus ID="LoginStatus1" runat="server"
                            LogoutAction="RedirectToLoginPage" Font-Bold="True" Font-Names="Arial"
                            Font-Size="Small" ForeColor="#0000CC" />

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urir10 earned 2000 total points
ID: 33570266
that means that the user is not actually Authenticated. try to follow the below article to actually Authenticate the user for your site, im just not sure how u have your setup for users working but that should give u an idea

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