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two environments linked by a sql DB because of ROLES PROVIDER

i have the following web.config and everything was fine until i added role provider.

i have two connection strings defined and code in my application to detect what machine is running the web app and pull the correct DB connection string for the environment (dev/ prod)

now i added role provider and everything is working but the definition in the web.config links the roles provider to a single DB in its declaration.

below is the section of my web.config in question.

how can i make it such that the roles in both DEV and PROD are independent and isolated as they should be???

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i added the following and it seems not to work. i added a break point to the class to check if it was pulling the correct connectionString and the break point does not get hit. what did i miss?

i try to detect the port and if it is not port 80 then use the dev connectionString, if it is port 80 then use the prod version

namespace STAR
    public class STARRoleProvider : SqlRoleProvider
        public override void Initialize(string name, System.Collections.Specialized.NameValueCollection config)
            base.Initialize(name, config);

            string connectionStringName = HttpContext.Current.Request.Url.Port == 80 ? "ISConnectionString_prod" : "ISConnectionString_test";
            // Set to desired connection string name
            string connectionString = System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings[connectionStringName].ConnectionString;

            // Set private property of Membership provider.
            FieldInfo connectionStringField = GetType().BaseType.GetField("_sqlConnectionString", BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.NonPublic);
            connectionStringField.SetValue(this, connectionString);

<roleManager defaultProvider="STARRoleProvider">
        <clear />
        <add name="STARRoleProvider" type="STAR.STARRoleProvider" connectionStringName="x" applicationName="PMIS"/>

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Sorry, I forgot to include the enabled setting. In web.config, the first line should look like this:

<roleManager enabled="true" defaultProvider="STARRoleProvider">

I copied your code into one of my projects and confirmed it worked after making this change.