Example: Access User Name and Password from Sign In Control

October 13, 2011
Iron Speed Designer V6.2 and later

Frequently it is useful to store information about the logged in user for subsequent use in your application.  For example, you might maintain an “audit table” to track who logged into your application and when.  Such information is conveniently stored in session variables and can be useful while creating an audit trail.

Follow these steps to access the User Name and Password of a signed-in user from within the Sign In control.

Step 1: In Iron Speed Designer, create an application using a database table, such as the Orders table in the Northwind database.

Step 2:  Enable application security using the Application Security Wizard in Iron Speed Designer.  Select “Grant Access only to signed-in users”.

Step 3:  Add the following code to the SignIn_Control class, located in:

Security\SignIn.aspx.cs (.vb)


using System;


public SignIn()



    this.Init += new EventHandler(SignIn_Init);



private void SignIn_Init(object sender, System.EventArgs e)


     this.LoginSucceeded += SignIn_ LoginSucceeded;



private void SignIn_ LoginSucceeded(object sender,System.EventArgs e)


     string myUserName = this.UserName.Text;

     string myPassword = this.Password.Text;


     // Now you can use UserName and Password

     // You can add more code customization



Visual Basic .NET:



Protected Sub Page_LoginSucceeded1(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.LoginSucceeded

     'Access UserName and Password

     Dim myUserName As String = Me.UserName.Text

     Dim myPassword As String = Me.Password.Text

     'Now you can use UserName and Password

     'You can add more code customization

End Sub

You also can handle LogEvent which is fired before and after login and logout and has arguments which have information about the user ID, user name and ability to cancel event.

See Customizing Application Security for details.

Step 4:  Build and run your application.

See Also

Customizing Application Security

Implementing Custom User Authentication

Example: Overriding Security at the Page Level

Example: Programmatically Accessing the Currently Logged-in User

Example: Access User Name and Password from Sign In Control

Example: Allow Only Active Users to Login

Example: Encrypting Passwords Before Saving to the Database

Example: Restrict Login after Incorrect Password Used