You are no doubt familiar with email-based account validation.You create an account at some website, and a confirmation email is sent to your email address with a link you need to follow in order to confirm your email address and validate your account. Com \ All In One Tweaks \ Android \ Anti-Malware \ Anti-Virus \ Appearance \ Backup \ Browsers \ CD\DVD\Blu-Ray \ Covert Ops \ Drive Utilities \ Drivers \ Graphics \ Internet Tools \ Multimedia \ Networking \ Office Tools \ NEW!

There are numerous email services available, but Sendgrid is a popular choice in the . Sendgrid offers API support for multiple languages as well as an HTTP-based Web API.

Additionally, Sendgrid offers direct integration with Windows Azure.

Unlike the previous version, the first user created when the site is run is NOT an admin user.

We need to seed the database during initialization.

Previously, we took a very high-level tour of some of the new features available in Identity 2.0, and how key areas differ from the previous version 1.0 release.

In this article, we’ll take a close look at implementing Email Account Validation, and Two-Factor Authentication.We need a default Admin user so that once the site runs, you can log in and do admin-type things, and you can’t do THAT until you have a registered admin account.As with the previous version of Identity, the default user account created during on-line registration has no admin privileges.Hi, This has saved me so much time and taught me alot. or have I misunderstood the use of the confirmation link?It's all working except for one thing:- I can register and login, without having clicked on the e-mail link to confirm- looking at the entries in the database, Email Confirmed is false, until I click on the link- yet I can still login? (NB: not talking about the two factor authentication bit)Thanks, G.Image by Lucas | Some Rights Reserved With the release of the Identity 2.0 framework in March of 2014, the Identity team has added a significant set of new features to the previously simple, but somewhat minimal ASP. Some of the most visible, and in-demand features introduced with the new release are account validation and two-factor authorization.