How can I change the table names when using Visual Studio 2013 AspNet Identity?


I am using the release version (RTM, not RC) of Visual Studio 2013 (downloaded from MSDN 10/18/2013) and therefore the latest (RTM) version of AspNet.Identity. When I create a new web project, I select "Individual User Accounts" for authentication. This creates the following tables:

  1. AspNetRoles
  2. AspNetUserClaims
  3. AspNetUserLogins
  4. AspNetUserRoles
  5. AspNetUsers

When I register a new user (using the default template), these tables (listed above) are created and the AspNetUsers table has a record inserted which contains:

  1. Id
  2. UserName
  3. PasswordHash
  4. SecurityStamp
  5. Discriminator

Additionally, by adding public properties to the class "ApplicationUser" I have successfully added additional fields to the AspNetUsers table, such as "FirstName", "LastName", "PhoneNumber", etc.

Here's my question. Is there a way to change the names of the above tables (when they are first created) or will they always be named with the AspNet prefix as I listed above? If the table names can be named differently, please explain how. Thanks--.

-- UPDATE --

I implemented @Hao Kung's solution. It does create a new table (for example I called it MyUsers) but it also still creates the AspNetUsers table. The goal is to replace the "AspNetUsers" table with the "MyUsers" table. See code below and database image of tables created.

I would actually like to replace each AspNet table with my own name... For Example: MyRoles, MyUserClaims, MyUserLogins, MyUserRoles, MyUsers.

Any ideas on how to accomplish this and end up with only one set of tables?

public class ApplicationUser : IdentityUser
    public string FirstName { get; set; }
    public string LastName { get; set; }
    public string Address1 { get; set; }
    public string Address2 { get; set; }
    public string City { get; set; }
    public string State { get; set; }
    public string PostalCode { get; set; }
    public string PhonePrimary { get; set; }
    public string PhoneSecondary { get; set; }

public class ApplicationDbContext : IdentityDbContext<ApplicationUser>
    public ApplicationDbContext(): base("DefaultConnection")

    protected override void OnModelCreating(DbModelBuilder modelBuilder)

Database Tables


Thanks to both Hao Kung and Peter Stulinski. This solved my problem...

    protected override void OnModelCreating(System.Data.Entity.DbModelBuilder modelBuilder)

        modelBuilder.Entity<IdentityUser>().ToTable("MyUsers").Property(p => p.Id).HasColumnName("UserId");
        modelBuilder.Entity<ApplicationUser>().ToTable("MyUsers").Property(p => p.Id).HasColumnName("UserId");


We can change Identity default table names like this:

    public class ApplicationDbContext : IdentityDbContext
        public ApplicationDbContext(): base("DefaultConnection")

        protected override void OnModelCreating(System.Data.Entity.DbModelBuilder modelBuilder)
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You can also create configuration classes and specify every detail of each of your Identity classes, for example:

using System.Data.Entity.ModelConfiguration;

public class ApplicationUserConfig : EntityTypeConfiguration
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