SimpleMembershipProvider not working entity-framework simplemembership


I started a new internet project with VS2012 and am trying to just restructure my project a bit and I can't seem to keep the SimpleMemberhsipProvider working. Basically, all I've done is move the models objects into a core project along with a couple other items. I've implemented Ninject and am trying to abstract Entity a bit by using a repository pattern to get my data. I really don't feel as though I've changed much with the current project, but for some reason when I start the application now I get:

{"The Role Manager feature has not been enabled."}

The ActionFilter that is supplied by the framework is where the error is thrown when:

WebSecurity.InitializeDatabaseConnection("DefaultConnection", "UserProfile", "Id", "UserName", autoCreateTables: true);

is called.

Here is some of the stacktrace:

[ProviderException: The Role Manager feature has not been enabled.]
System.Web.Security.Roles.EnsureEnabled() +9561885
System.Web.Security.Roles.get_Provider() +8
WebMatrix.WebData.WebSecurity.InitializeProviders(DatabaseConnectionInfo connect, String userTableName, String userIdColumn, String userNameColumn, Boolean autoCreateTables) +104
WebMatrix.WebData.WebSecurity.InitializeDatabaseConnection(String connectionStringName, String userTableName, String userIdColumn, String userNameColumn, Boolean autoCreateTables) +100
InoutBoard.Core.Infrastructure.Filters.SimpleMembershipInitializer..ctor() in c:\Users\Kyle\Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Projects\InoutBoard\InoutBoard.Core\Infrastructure\Filters\InitializeSimpleMembershipAttribute.cs:42

[InvalidOperationException: The ASP.NET Simple Membership database could not be initialized. For more information, please see]
InoutBoard.Core.Infrastructure.Filters.SimpleMembershipInitializer..ctor() in c:\Users\Kyle\Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Projects\InoutBoard\InoutBoard.Core\Infrastructure\Filters\InitializeSimpleMembershipAttribute.cs:46

I'm hosting the code on github at the following link

9/4/2012 4:00:23 AM

Accepted Answer

First way

Check the sphair's answer out (in current thread).

Second way

Add following assemblies to the web.config:

  <compilation debug="true" targetFramework="4.5">
      <add assembly="WebMatrix.Data, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"/>
      <add assembly="WebMatrix.WebData, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"/>


The WebMatrix.WebData assembly contains a start up method to initialize Membership/Role providers and enable RoleManager (PreApplicationStartCode.Start). But ASP.NET couldn't find that to run in your case. By adding these two lines of code, we force ASP.NET to search these assemblies for PreApplicationStartMethodAttribute(s).

5/23/2017 12:09:41 PM

Popular Answer

Instead of adding the assemblies to the web.config as Mehdi Golchin suggests, an alternative is to change the assembly references on WebMatrix.Data and WebMatrix.WebData to CopyLocal=True.

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