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MembershipProvider::GetPassword Method

Gets the password for the specified user name from the data source.

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

public:
virtual String^ GetPassword(
	String^ username, 
	String^ answer
) abstract

Parameters

username
Type: System::String
The user to retrieve the password for.
answer
Type: System::String
The password answer for the user.

Return Value

Type: System::String
The password for the specified user name.

Takes, as input, a user name and a password answer and retrieves the password for that user from the data source and returns the password as a string.

The GetPassword method ensures that the EnablePasswordRetrieval flag is set to true before performing any action. If EnablePasswordRetrieval is false, a NotSupportedException exception is thrown.

GetPassword also checks the value of the RequiresQuestionAndAnswer property. If RequiresQuestionAndAnswer is true, GetPassword checks the value of the supplied answer parameter against the stored password answer in the data source. If they do not match, a MembershipPasswordException exception is thrown.

If your custom membership provider supports hashed passwords, the GetPassword method should throw an exception if the EnablePasswordRetrieval property is set to true and the password format is set to Hashed. Hashed passwords cannot be retrieved.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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