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MachineKeySection.Validation Property

Specifies the type of hashing algorithm that is used for validating data.

Namespace: System.Web.Configuration
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

[TypeConverterAttribute(typeof(MachineKeyValidationConverter))] 
public MachineKeyValidation Validation { get; set; }
/** @property */
public MachineKeyValidation get_Validation ()

/** @property */
public void set_Validation (MachineKeyValidation value)

public function get Validation () : MachineKeyValidation

public function set Validation (value : MachineKeyValidation)

Not applicable.

Property Value

A value that indicates the type of encryption used to validate data.

There are three encryption types that can be specified for the Validation property:

  • The SHA1 type, which is the default value, specifies that ASP.NET uses SHA1 encryption.

  • The MD5 type specifies that ASP.NET uses MD5 encryption.

  • 3DES specifies that ASP.NET uses TripleDES (3DES) encryption.

The following example demonstrates how to use the Validation property. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the MachineKeySection class.

// Display Validation property.
Console.WriteLine("Validation: {0}",
  configSection.Validation);

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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