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MembershipProvider.EncryptPassword Method (Byte[])

Encrypts a password.

Namespace:  System.Web.Security
Assembly:  System.Web.ApplicationServices (in System.Web.ApplicationServices.dll)

protected virtual byte[] EncryptPassword(
	byte[] password
)

Parameters

password
Type: System.Byte[]

A byte array that contains the password to encrypt.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte[]
A byte array that contains the encrypted password.

ExceptionCondition
ProviderException

The ValidationKey property or DecryptionKey property is set to AutoGenerate.

PlatformNotSupportedException

This method is not available. This can occur if the application targets the .NET Framework 4 Client Profile. To prevent this exception, override the method, or change the application to target the full version of the .NET Framework.

The EncryptPassword method is a virtual method that is provided for membership provider implementations to use when supporting encrypted password formats.

For an example of a MembershipProvider implementation, see Implementing a Profile Provider.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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