Asp.Net Membership Provider with Custom DB Schema

Nov 27, 2007 at 7:04 AM
Hi Rajesh,

I have a query w.r.t the usage of Asp.Net 2.0 Membership provider.

The membership provider that comes out of the box is very limiting as we are restricted to use the built-in database schema.
Our business need demands the addition of more columns for storing complete user information, which makes the Membership.CreateUser method to fail.
Is there any possibility for changing/altering the DB schema and handling the same in the Custom Membership Provider class.

Appreciating your time,

Prashanth N Prakash
Dec 2, 2007 at 1:53 PM
Hi Prashanth,

You can use the default implementation of the ASP.NET Profile Provider to solve your problem. Check out this article for more details -

Also, take a look at Table Profile Provider, which provides performance improvements over the default implementation. You can find more details at

Hope this Helps.