ASP.NET Identity provider that uses RavenDB for storage.
C# Batchfile


An ASP.NET Identity provider for RavenDB


ASP.NET MVC 5 shipped with a new Identity system (in the Microsoft.AspNet.Identity.Core package) in order to support both local login and remote logins via OpenID/OAuth, but only ships with an Entity Framework provider (Microsoft.AspNet.Identity.EntityFramework).


  • Drop-in replacement ASP.NET Identity with RavenDB as the backing store.
  • Requires only 2 document types, while EntityFramework requires 5 tables
  • Contains the same IdentityUser class used by the EntityFramework provider in the MVC 5 project template.
  • Supports additional profile properties on your application's user model.
  • Provides UserStore implementation that implements the same interfaces as the EntityFramework version:
    • IUserStore
    • IUserLoginStore
    • IUserRoleStore
    • IUserClaimStore
    • IUserPasswordStore
    • IUserSecurityStampStore


These instructions assume you know how to set up RavenDB within an MVC application.

  1. Create a new ASP.NET MVC 5 project, choosing the Individual User Accounts authentication type.
  2. Remove the Entity Framework packages and replace with RavenDB Identity:
Uninstall-Package Microsoft.AspNet.Identity.EntityFramework
Uninstall-Package EntityFramework
Install-Package RavenDB.AspNet.Identity
  1. In ~/Models/IdentityModels.cs:
    • Remove the namespace: Microsoft.AspNet.Identity.EntityFramework
    • Add the namespace: RavenDB.AspNet.Identity
    • Remove the entire ApplicationDbContext class. You don't need that!
  2. In ~/Controllers/AccountController.cs
    • Remove the namespace: Microsoft.AspNet.Identity.EntityFramework
    • Replace the UserStore in the constructor, providing a lambda expression to show the UserStore how to get the current IDocumentSession.
// This example assumes you have a RavenController base class with public RavenSession property.
public AccountController()
    this.UserManager = new UserManager<ApplicationUser>(
        new UserStore<ApplicationUser>(() => this.RavenSession));