RE: Web Forms Auth fails when rfValidator triggered

From: Patrick C. Cole [MSFT] (
Date: 02/11/03

From: (Patrick C. Cole [MSFT])
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 18:08:40 GMT


Couple of questions. Is SmartNavigation enabled for the page? Also, can you provide a repro sample of the page?


Patrick Cole
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| Hi all. Hope you can help me out with the problem I am
| seeing.
| I have a simple login page to my intranet-based web. It
| basically has a username field, password field and login
| button. In addition, I have 2 Required Field Validators
| on the page that insure that the username & password
| fields have text in them so I don't waste the database
| access with null data.
| Now, when I enter the username & password correctly, the
| authentication works as expected and I am redirected to
| the main page in my application.
| If I enter garbage text in BOTH fields, the authentication
| again works as expected. That is a label field is
| displayed that states that authentication failed.
| So far, so good.
| Now, if I leave either or both fields blank, the validator
| controls do their job and display the "error text" stating
| that the field can't be blank.
| Again, so far so good.
| Now, if I enter a legitimate username & password, my
| button click event gets fired, user authentication is
| performed, however, I never get redirected to the Main
| Page. Note that this ONLY fails if the required field
| validators (rfd's) are triggered to display their error
| message(s).
| If I REFRESH the page, re-enter my username & pwd,
| everthing works fine.
| I have enabled the TRACE function and noticed that the
| Authentication ticket (cookie) doesn't get set after the
| rfd's are triggered.
| I am puzzled as to why this doesn't work and am stumped on
| how to go about fixing it.
| Any help or guidance would be appreciated!
| Thanks!
| Jeff Ptak
| Corning, Inc.