I spent past two days digging throughout the internet trying to create an action under one of the controllers that would take a parameter: user id and this user to a particular group. I have created the groups directly in the database.
There are multiple articles about this including this one http://typecastexception.com/post/2014/06/22/ASPNET-Identity-20-Customizing-Users-and-Roles.aspx, but they all are very confusing.
What I am looking for is ideally a one liner like
If I execute this code I get an error saying that "System.Configuration.Provider.ProviderException: The role '' was not found." Why is it not seeing the role name?
How difficult could it be to add a user to a group? This is a feature that all developers are certainly looking for.
What I have managed to do is add all newly registered users to a default group like this:
var context = new ApplicationDbContext(); var roleStore = new RoleStore<IdentityRole>(context); var roleManager = new RoleManager<IdentityRole>(roleStore); var userStore = new UserStore<ApplicationUser>(context); var userManager = new UserManager<ApplicationUser>(userStore); userManager.AddToRole(user.Id, "NotAcceptedYet");
,although if I try to call this block in a different action it doesn't seem to be adding/removing users from roles.
Have any one have a tested solution to do this? I am really surprised that description of this doesn't come as a part of language documentation.