ASP.NET 2.0 SmartCard HttpModule + Role/Membership

8:27 PM j. montgomery 5 Comments

UPDATE: An updated version is out. Read more about it here.
This week I finally have had some time to take a look underneath the Membership and Roles infrastructure in ASP.NET 2.0 and have a significant update to the ASP.NET SmartCard HttpModule coming in the next couple weeks, as well as some necessary additions.
A preview of this update:
  1. SmartCard support under the System.Web.Security.Membership class
  2. SmartCard support under the System.Web.Security.Roles class
  3. Support for the SqlRoleProvider (with the SmartCardSqlRoleProvider)
  4. How to provide auto-enrollment and manual enrollment of Smart Card users into your application.
I'll also provide some behind the scences with the RolePrincipal Class and how it works with the SmartCardIdentity and SmartCardPrincipal classes...
Stay tuned!


  1. Looking forward to your ASP.NET 2.0 implementation! If it's half as through as the 1.1 one you did, I'll be happy. Thanks for the posts!

  2. thanks! Two Weeks has turned into a few more. Hopefully I can get around to it soon.

  3. Hi, can you tell me what is the status of this project?
    Thanks, Boban

  4. Boban,

    It's just about ready to release, my scheduling is freeing up so I'm hoping to have it ready next month!

  5. Hi, are there more informations for the new version?