How To Create Asp Net Login Page

Hello there! Today I’m going to walk you through the process of creating an ASP.NET login page. As a web developer, I often find myself needing to implement authentication features, and the login page is a crucial part of that process.

Before we dive into the technical details, let me share a personal experience. A few years ago, I was working on a project where we needed to build a login system from scratch. It was both challenging and exciting because it allowed me to fully understand the inner workings of user authentication.

Getting Started

To create an ASP.NET login page, we first need to set up a new ASP.NET project in Visual Studio. Open Visual Studio and select the “Create a new project” option. Then, choose the ASP.NET Web Application template and give your project a name. Click “Create” to proceed.

Next, you’ll be prompted to select a template for your project. Select “Web Application” and make sure to check the “MVC” (Model-View-Controller) option. This will give us a solid foundation to work with.

Setting Up the Login Page

Once your project is created, it’s time to start building the login page. In the Solution Explorer, find the “Views” folder and open the “Shared” folder inside it. Right-click on the “Shared” folder and select “Add” > “View”. Give your view a name, such as “Login.cshtml”, and click “Add”.

Now that we have our login view, let’s design the user interface. Open the “Login.cshtml” file and you’ll see the Razor syntax within the body of the file. Replace the default content with the following code snippet:

<div class="container">
<form method="post" action="/Account/Login">
<div class="form-group">
<label for="email">Email address:</label>
<input type="email" class="form-control" id="email" name="Email">
<div class="form-group">
<label for="password">Password:</label>
<input type="password" class="form-control" id="password" name="Password">
<button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary">Sign In</button>

This code creates a simple login form with email and password inputs. The form’s action attribute is set to “/Account/Login”, which means we’ll need to handle the login request in the “Login” action of our “AccountController”.

Handling the Login Request

In order to handle the login request, we need to create an “AccountController” class. Right-click on the “Controllers” folder in the Solution Explorer and select “Add” > “Controller”. Choose the “MVC Controller – Empty” option, name it “AccountController”, and click “Add”.

Open the newly created “AccountController.cs” file and add the following code inside the class:

public class AccountController : Controller
public IActionResult Login()
return View();

public IActionResult Login(LoginViewModel model)
// Check user credentials and perform login logic

return RedirectToAction("Index", "Home");

The “AccountController” class contains two action methods: “Login” for GET requests, which simply returns the login view, and “Login” for POST requests, which handles the login form submission.

Inside the POST “Login” action, we can add the code to check the user’s credentials and perform the necessary login logic. This typically involves validating the email and password against a database, setting the user’s authentication cookie, and redirecting the user to the appropriate page.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully created a basic ASP.NET login page. Remember, this is just the starting point, and there are many additional features and security measures you can add to enhance the login functionality.

Implementing a login page is a fundamental step in creating secure web applications. It allows you to control access to specific content and personalize the user experience. Whether you’re building a small personal website or a large-scale enterprise application, understanding the process of creating an ASP.NET login page is essential.

Feel free to explore further and add your own personal touches to make the login page match your unique style and branding. Happy coding!