Use the Providers feature page to manage a list of providers.

Sort the list by clicking one of the feature page column headings or select a value from the Group by drop-down list to group similar items.

UI Element List

The following tables describe the UI elements that are available on the feature page and in the Actions pane.

Feature Page Elements

Element Name Description


Select a feature from the list to display providers for that feature: .NET Roles, .NET Users, and .NET Profile.


Displays the name of the provider. This is a friendly name that is assigned to the provider for easy identification and recognition.


Displays the managed code type for the provider. All providers are implemented in managed code.

Entry Type

Displays whether the item is local or inherited. Local items are read from the current configuration file, and inherited items are read from a parent configuration file.

Actions Pane Elements

Element Name Description


Opens the Add Provider dialog box in which you can add a provider for the selected feature.


Opens the Edit Provider dialog box in which you can edit the selected provider.


Enables the Name field of the selected provider so that you can rename the provider.


Removes the item that is selected from the list on the feature page.

Connection Strings

Opens the Connection Strings feature page from which you can add a connection string that can be used by a provider.

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