SQL Server Compact ASP.NET Membership, Role and Profile Provider version 2.1 now available

My ASP.NET membership provider is now available in version 2.1, that contains many improvements and some new features based on excellent community feedback – keep it coming!

The ASP.NET membership provider project was prompted last July by the comments to Scott Gu’s blog post about the upcoming version 4.0 of SQL Server Compact, and it’s support for ASP.NET.

Basically the Gu said: “We are looking to potentially ship a set of providers that work with it (and do not use stored procedures). The first beta won’t have this – but it is something we’ll hopefully enable in the future.”

So it was time to start coding, since the absence of a Membership provider would make SQL Server Compact less of an attractive option for ASP.NET web sites.

Since then, the database schema used has been refactored to be in line with the ASP.NET 4.0 SQL Server based schema, which resulted in the first NuGet Package being released in January 2011.

Now version 2.1 is available, also via NuGet:

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Or from the CodePlex site.

The new features in version 2.1 are:
Profile provider included (contrib davidsk)
Two new methods: UpdateUserName and MigrateMembershipDatabaseToAspNet40 (contrib nekno)

Bug fixes (by various contributors, thank you all):
UpdateUser() doesn’t set LoweredEmail
GetUser w/ providerUserKey returns invalid information
Static salt leads to deterministic output, dynamic salt is better
Configuration error when using a provider

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