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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 (in system.web.dll)

public abstract string GetPassword (
	string username,
	string answer
)
public abstract String GetPassword (
	String username, 
	String answer
)
public abstract function GetPassword (
	username : String, 
	answer : String
) : String
Not applicable.

Parameters

username

The user to retrieve the password for.

answer

The password answer for the user.

Return Value

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 return 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.

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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