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MembershipUser.ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer Method

Updates the password question and answer for the membership user in the membership data store.

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

public virtual bool ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer(
	string password,
	string newPasswordQuestion,
	string newPasswordAnswer
)

Parameters

password
Type: System.String

The current password for the membership user.

newPasswordQuestion
Type: System.String

The new password question value for the membership user.

newPasswordAnswer
Type: System.String

The new password answer value for the membership user.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the update was successful; otherwise, false.

ExceptionCondition
System.ArgumentException

password is an empty string.

-or-

newPasswordQuestion is an empty string.

-or-

newPasswordAnswer is an empty string.

System.ArgumentNullException

password is null.

PlatformNotSupportedException

This method is not available. This can occur if the application targets the .NET Framework 4 Client Profile. To prevent this exception, override the method, or change the application to target the full version of the .NET Framework.

ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer calls the ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer method of the membership provider referenced by the ProviderName property to update the password question and answer for the membership user in the membership data store.

The membership provider may have restrictions on the size of the password question and answer. For size limitations, see the documentation for the membership provider.

The following code example updates the password question and answer for the current logged-on user.

Security noteSecurity Note

This example contains a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.


<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

<%@ Import Namespace="System.Web.Security" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  public void ChangePasswordQuestion_OnClick(object sender, EventArgs args)
  {
    try
    {
      MembershipUser u = Membership.GetUser(User.Identity.Name);
      Boolean result = u.ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer(PasswordTextbox.Text,
                                        QuestionTextbox.Text,
                                        AnswerTextbox.Text);

      if (result)
        Msg.Text = "Password Question and Answer changed.";
      else
        Msg.Text = "Password Question and Answer change failed.";
    }
    catch (Exception e)
    {
      Msg.Text = "Change failed. Please re-enter your values and try again.";
    }
  }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
  <title>Sample: Change Password Question and Answer</title>
</head>
<body>
  <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <h3>
      Change Password Question and Answer for
      <%=User.Identity.Name%>
    </h3>
    <asp:Label ID="Msg" ForeColor="maroon" runat="server" /><br />
    <table cellpadding="3" border="0">
      <tr>
        <td>
          Password:</td>
        <td>
          <asp:TextBox ID="PasswordTextbox" runat="server" TextMode="Password" /></td>
        <td>
          <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="OldPasswordRequiredValidator" runat="server" ControlToValidate="PasswordTextbox"
            ForeColor="red" Display="Static" ErrorMessage="Required" /></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>
          New Password Question:</td>
        <td>
          <asp:TextBox ID="QuestionTextbox" MaxLength="256" Columns="60" runat="server" /></td>
        <td>
          <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="QuestionRequiredValidator" runat="server" ControlToValidate="QuestionTextbox"
            ForeColor="red" Display="Static" ErrorMessage="Required" /></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>
          New Password Answer:</td>
        <td>
          <asp:TextBox ID="AnswerTextbox" MaxLength="128" Columns="60" runat="server" /></td>
        <td>
          <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="AnswerRequiredValidator" runat="server" ControlToValidate="AnswerTextbox"
            ForeColor="red" Display="Static" ErrorMessage="Required" /></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>
        </td>
        <td>
          <asp:Button ID="ChangePasswordQuestionButton" Text="Change Password Question and Answer"
            OnClick="ChangePasswordQuestion_OnClick" runat="server" /></td>
      </tr>
    </table>
  </form>
</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, 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)

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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