Archive | October 23, 2010

AuthenticateRequest not raised when doing a Server.Transfer

I’ve recently enhanced a legacy product with support for “custom links” by writing a simple HttpModule.

The module is very simple, it hooks in to each request and check if a mapping exists for the current path.
In order to do this all it needs is a simple map of new to old (legacy) paths.

If a mapping is found, a call to Server.Transfer is done to transfer the request the the correct page.

This worked like a charm until I realized that the AuthenticateRequest was no longer raised when visiting a link that was served using my new module.

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