Let’s get the most important news out of the way. A user group is is a lot about its events so we don’t want you to miss any. Check the events list included at the bottom of this newsletter and also online to make sure you don’t miss the next one scheduled for August. We are also in discussion with some members about events in September and October, so stay tuned for more news.

Mayday! Mayday!

Help!We have a sinking feeling that we are not reaching all our 500+ members over the Google Group for dotMUGS that was set up earlier this year. We really need your help to make sure it is effectively reaching everyone.

Currently, we are only reaching 25% of our members so it means a lot of people are missing on news and networking benefits. Please help us by increasing that number! If you have never seen mails from the then you’re part of the 75% missing in action. Here is how you can help:

  1. Go to dotMUGS Google Group.
  2. Click the Sign in link at the top right.
  3. Click the Sign up now to create a Google Account. Please create one using the exact same e-mail address you use to log
  4. After creating your account, you should be able to access and see messages in the group. That’s it!

And just so that you don’t have any excuses like the instructions were complicated, we have also prepared a video to help guide you visually through the process:

dotMUGS Google Group Sign Up Movie dotMUGS Google Group Movie (~1MB)

For more information, see also our last two newsletters:

  • Newsletter Apr 10, 2006
  • Newsletter Feb 19, 2006

If you are still having trouble, then please let us know and we’ll try to work together to resolve the issue.

Thanks for your help with this!


Mixing Authentication Modules Within ASP.NET Applications

Presented by Atif Aziz

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2006 at 18.30
8700 Kuesnacht

Most web applications developed with ASP.NET use Forms authentication, but there is one glaring problem that many developers do not know is waiting to bite them. That is, Forms authentication is completely non-standard and so it breaks clients and corrupts resources! This talk presents the problem that Forms authentication creates and the solution called MADAM (Mixed Authentication Disposition ASP.NET Module) to help solve it. Along the way, you will learn details about how standard HTTP authentication (Basic and Digest) works, how to add Basic and Digest for an ASP.NET application while keeping control of your user database, how to use MADAM to mix authentication schemes in the same web application, and finally how MADAM increases your reach on the web as well as making your application more test-friendly.

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