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user Element for credentials for authentication (ASP.NET Settings Schema)

Adds a definition of user name and password credentials to the collection of credentials.

Caution noteCaution

This method of storing credentials should be used only in applications that don't require a high level of security.

configuration Element (General Settings Schema)
  system.web Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema)
    authentication Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema)
      forms Element for authentication (ASP.NET Settings Schema)
        credentials Element for forms for authentication (ASP.NET Settings Schema)
          user Element for credentials for authentication (ASP.NET Settings Schema)
<user 
   name="username" 
   password="<secure password>"
/>

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

Attribute

Description

name

Required attribute.

The logon user name.

password

Required attribute.

The user's password.

Child Elements

None.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

configuration

The required root element in every configuration file used by the common language runtime and .NET Framework applications.

system.web

Specifies the root element for the ASP.NET configuration settings in a configuration file. Contains configuration elements that configure ASP.NET Web applications and control how the applications behave.

authentication

Configures the ASP.NET authentication scheme that is used to identify users who view an ASP.NET application.

forms

Configures an ASP.NET application for custom forms-based authentication.

credentials

Allows optional definition of name and password credentials within the configuration file.

The user element adds a definition of user name and password credentials to the collection of credentials.

The following example sets password format and supplies a user name and password.

<authentication mode="Windows">
   <credentials passwordFormat="SHA1">
      <user name="UserName" 
            password="07B7F3EE06F278DB966BE960E7CBBD103DF30CA6"/>
   </credentials>
</authentication>

Configuration Section Handler

AuthenticationSection

Configuration Member

Credentials

Add

Configurable Locations

Machine.config

Root level Web.config

Application level Web.config

Requirements

IIS 5.0, IIS 5.1, or IIS 6.0

.NET Framework 1.0, .1., or 2.0

Visual Studio 2003, or Visual Studio 2005

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