Custom Authentication Attributes in ASP.NET MVC

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 1:12 AM into csharp & code by Steve Woods.
Roughly a 1 minute read.

Here's a very simple attribute I set up to require custom authentication on a controller action. You can use attributes like this to execute code before a controller action is run, such as in this case to perform authentication to check if the user has access to this method (if you're using a custom authentication scheme).

The Code

Set up another class module in your project called RequiresAuthenticationAttribute.cs

This will give you the attribute:


That you can use to decorate your methods, i.e.

public ActionResult MySecureDashboard() {
    return View();

That's it!
Hope this helps



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