A quick note about setting up asp.net forms authentication on appharbor

The default mvc web app project in visual studio 2012 uses a default connection string named “DefaultConnection”. If like me, you follow the automatic migrations tutorial from appharbor and change the connection string name in the web.config AND you plan on using forms authentication, make sure to also update it in the InitializeSimpleMembershipAttribute class:

 

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

and AccountModels.cs in the models folder:

public UsersContext()
 : base("DefaultConnection")
 {
 }
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