Microsoft has released another application block.  This one is called the Authorization and Profile Application Block.  Looks like another great addition to the toolkit and I’ll definately be looking to use it in the future. You can read more about it here  or download it here.

Summary: If you are involved in designing and developing applications, you probably need to control how users interact with your applications on a case-by-case basis. For example, administrators, managers, and employees may need varying levels of access to your applications, and in some cases an individual user may have different roles in different applications. It is a significant challenge to enable this flexibility, particularly in situations where administrators maintain account information in different authorities and user databases.

The Authorization and Profile Application Block is a set of reusable code components that you can use to customize the behavior of an application for individual users. This guide describes the design and features of the Authorization and Profile Application Block and demonstrates how you can use the block in your applications.