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WebSecurity - UserExists()

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The UserExists() method indicates if the user exists in the WebSecurity database.

C# and VB Syntax



Parameter Type Description
userName String The user name

Return Value

Type Description
Boolean true if the user exists, otherwise false

Errors and Exceptions

Any access to the WebSecurity object throws an InvalidOperationException if:

  • The InitializeDatabaseConnection() method has not been called
  • SimpleMembership is not initialized (or disabled in the website configuration)


The UserExists() method only verifies that the user exists in the user profile table.

It does not verify that a membership account exists for that user, or that the user is confirmed, or logged in.

❮ WebSecurity