I have set-up FBA for my web-application. In Central Administration I have enabled both Windows NTLM Authentication and FBA to it. I thought that


will give be True for FBA users and False for AD users. However, it is returning True for both type of users. Also, SPContext.Current.Web.CurrentUser.LoginName is returning "i:0#.w|domain\internalusername” for internal user and “i:0#.f|fba_membershipprovider|fbausername” for fba users. Why is it so? How do I differentiate them in my code using SPClaimProviderManager?


The difference is here:

All Windows Claims contain a 'w':


And all Forms Claims contain an 'f':


This would be the best way, in a generic sense, to determine if the user is a Domain or Forms-based user.

This TechNet Wiki article goes into detail about what the various letters and symbols mean.

  • That's definetely the good and only answer I know of! – Evariste Sep 15 '16 at 15:14

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