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ASP.NET 2.0 adds a number of components with ready-made implementations of functionality that had to be built by hand in the ASP.NET 1.1 version. Examples of these include login forms, user creation wizards and password recovery logic. By providing these capabilities out of the box, it is faster to get secure Web applications up and running, and the use of the security-tested ASP.NET framework controls is typically going to be preferable over hand-coding new implementations for each new application.
By using these new controls and ready-made data storage implementations, it is a lot faster to get Forms Authentication-based applications up and running. This is a benefit to both developer productivity as well as application security.
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