Updated: February 29, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012
Use the Providers feature page to manage a list of ASP.NET data providers.
Sort the list by clicking one of the feature page column headings or select a value from the Group by drop-down list to group similar items.
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The following tables describe the UI elements that are available on the feature page and in the Actions pane.
Select a feature from the list to display providers for that feature: .NET Roles, .NET Users, and .NET Profile.
Displays the name of the provider. This is a friendly name that is assigned to the provider for easy identification and recognition.
Displays the managed code type for the provider. All providers are implemented in managed code.
Displays whether the item is local or inherited. Local items are read from the current configuration file, and inherited items are read from a parent configuration file.
Opens the Add Provider dialog box in which you can add a provider for the selected feature.
Opens the Edit Provider dialog box in which you can edit the selected provider.
Enables the Name field of the selected provider so that you can rename the provider.
Removes the item that is selected from the list on the feature page.
Opens the Connection Strings feature page from which you can add a connection string that can be used by a provider.
Use the Add Provider and Edit Provider dialog boxes to add or modify a provider in IIS when you have an application that uses a provider-based service to store data in a database or other data store. The properties that are displayed in the dialog box depend on which type of provider you choose to add or edit.
The 3 different types of providers you can add or edit are:
Roles - provides an interface between the ASP.NET role management service (the "role manager") and role data sources.
Users - provides an interface between the ASP.NET membership service and membership data sources.
Profile - provides an interface between the ASP.NET profile service and profile data sources.
The Add Provider and Edit Provider dialog boxes enable you to add or edit most of the properties for a provider, but not all of them. You can configure additional properties for each provider in the Web.config file of your web application. For more information about providers see ASP.NET 2.0 Provider Model: Introduction to the Provider Model.
Sets the provider type.
Defines the name of the provider.
Sets some of the behaviors for Membership User providers. Setting the value of one or more of the following behaviors to True enables that behavior:
Configures the name of the connection string used to connect to the database. Enter the name of the connection string in the ConnectionStringName check box.
Defines general settings for the provider. These settings are optional and include:
Enables you to configure name and value pairs that are specific to the provider. To add and remove name and value pairs, click the … button next to the Provider Specific Settings field in the Misc section.