My friend asked me how to set httpContext.User.Identity.Name, because he was getting the object is null, so to answer his questing i have shared the this piece of implementation, and sharing the same on this article.
Step 1 :
In your authentication method make sure you have added FormsAuthentication.SetAuthCookie , which actually set the httpContext.User object, the following code shows how easily you can do that.
tbAdminUser adminUser = _AdminAcctService.Authenticate(model.UserName, model.Password);
if (adminUser != null)
Session["AdminUser"] = adminUser;
return RedirectToAction("Index", "JewelAdmin");
ViewBag.ErrorMessage = "Username or password is incorrect";
Now before performing any task, to check if the user is authenticated or not you can check
httpContext.User.Identity.IsAuthenticated or if (httpContext.User.Identity.Name == null)
While logging out, make sure you have set the following line in your logout method
FormsAuthentication.SignOut(); this will clear off the cookie which was been set by SetAuthCookie, so the User Name will become null in your HttpContext object.
Namespace required using System.Web.Security;