Membership Provider session vs cache
Posted on 2010-11-20
I've created a custom membership and role provider for our site. Essentially it loads a dataset of commonly used user data into that user's session after authentication. This way we limit some of the DB calls throughout the site. All updates work OK since I first update the session dataset then then database when updates occur.
One issue I've now run into is that the user's can change their names through an admin page that is queued up. The admins then accept/deny the change. If they accept the change, the user info is updated in the database... but not the user's session object (obviously). This creates a problem with the user data not being updated when they are logged in.
Anyone have any good ideas on how to handle the admin update so as not to compromise the data integrity when the user is logged on?
Is there any reason I can't hold the user's session dataset in the applications cache instead? That way the admins and the users are updating the same dataset when the user is logged in.