Gets the password for the specified user name from the data source.
Assembly: System.Web.ApplicationServices (in System.Web.ApplicationServices.dll)
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.
also checks the value of the RequiresQuestionAndAnswer property. If RequiresQuestionAndAnswer is true, 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 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.
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)
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