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My VB web ap has an asp log-in control in two places: 1) Home Page, and on a 2) a Log-in page.

I can publish (VS2010) my ap to either of two servers (almost identical?) (WS2003, iis 6, and Net 4).

On my workstation (localhost testing), and on Server #1 both Log-in controls work fine.

On Server #2 the Log-in control on the Home Page works fine.  However, the Log-in control on the "Log-in" page does not work.  When I press the Log-in button the screen flickers normally, but it does not perform the Log-in. It does not throw an exception.  The remainder of my web pages seem to work just fine wherever they are run.

Thanks in advance for some clues.
Frank
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by:Melih SARICA
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do u ave an subdirectory for login page ? If so check if there is an web.config file in the sub directory of the login page.

and also check that login pages on ur local and deployed are the same.

And also try to deploy with deleting everything( especially bin directory)
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by:FrankBabz
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Thanks for your assistance and questions.....

My 'home page'  (default.asp) is in my root directory.   Default.asp contains the log-in control that always works fine.  All my web site pages perform under a common MasterPage.master also located in this root directory. My Web.config is also in that same root directory.    

A subdirectory of the root is titled 'bin' that I never mess with.

I have a subdirectory of the root titled 'LogIn' that contains all my pages associated with managing authentication, passwords, new accounts, roles, etc.  In the 'LogIn' directory is 'LogIn.asp' that contains the LogIn control that has the problem.

My MasterPage contains a button that when clicked summons 'LogIn.asp'

When I publish, it is always a full publish of evertything. When I am asked if OK to delete, I always say Yes.    I have never tried No.

Aside from above login.asp problem, a new publish causes another problem for me as one of my pages tries to build an XML file into the root that will always fail due to a permission problem.  For now, and to make it work, I always have to add permissions manually.   My reason for mentioning this is making me wonder if there is a similar permission problem with Login.asp... and for some reason the log-in control ignores the problem and it just fails without throwing an exception.

Thanks,
Frank
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by:Melih SARICA
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are we talking about asp or aspx files? ur login control is .Net framewaork Login control or a custom login control ?
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by:FrankBabz
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All web pages are aspx... The <asp:Login></asp:Login> controls used are those found in the toolbox "Login" folder in VS2010

Sorry if I wasn't clear.....    Frank
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by:Melih SARICA
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ok.. dou ave a web.config file in ur login folder?
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by:FrankBabz
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No.

I only have a web.config file in the root with my default.aspx and some other aspx files.

Frank
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by:Melih SARICA
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Check Login pages login control did u set any membershipprovider.

Can u send the aspx page source of both login controls
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by:FrankBabz
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I appreciate your offer to debug my code, and please accept that I want to figure this out with your much appreciated assistance.  Here is what I have done:

In "Page_Load" I added this code:

    If IsPostback then exit sub

    Dim MU As MembershipUser = Membership.GetUser(My.User.Name)
    Dim MyUser As String = "", MyUserMsg As String = ""
    If Not IsNothing(MU) Then MyUser = MU.UserName
    If MyUser = "" Then MyUserMsg = "You need to LogIn " Else MyUserMsg = "Logged in as '" & MyUser & "' "
    '
    Dim ProvMsg As String = ""
    Dim MembProvName As String = Membership.Provider.Name
    If IsNothing(MembProvName) Then ProvMsg = "No Provider" Else ProvMsg = "Provider: " & MembProvName
    ' ...above should be: 'AspNetSqlMembershipProvider
    ' ...see what we have collected and show in debug message
    Master.MasterINFOmsg = MyUserMsg & "; " & ProvMsg   ' Show this message

I have run the above at home in localhost debug and it is giving the proper answers.  As soon as I provide credentials and click the login button, it advises correctly with my user name.  It all cases it provides I am usiing the 'AspNetSqlMembershipProvider'

My next step would be to take code to office to try it there in localhost, and if OK, publish to my office web site to see if all responses remain the same or change.

If you concur or would like to change some code, or my plan, please let me know.  Please know I appreciate your help.

Thanks,
Frank
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Melih SARICA earned 1500 total points
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this seems like a custom handling..
Let ASP:logincontrol handle that for u ..

Set asp:login control parameters correctly then it ll work..
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by:FrankBabz
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I fixed my asp:login control parameters correctly.

Thanks for the clue (:-)
Frank
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