Resets a user's password to a new, automatically generated password.
Assembly: System.Web.ApplicationServices (in System.Web.ApplicationServices.dll)
Takes, as input, a user name and a password answer and generates a new, random password for the specified user.
The random password created by the method is not guaranteed to pass the regular expression in the PasswordStrengthRegularExpression property. However, the random password will meet the criteria established by the MinRequiredPasswordLength and MinRequiredNonAlphanumericCharacters properties
The method updates the user information in the data source with the new password value and returns the new password as a string. A convenient mechanism for generating a random password is the GeneratePassword method.
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.
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.