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SqlMembershipProvider.EnablePasswordReset Property

Gets a value indicating whether the SQL Server membership provider is configured to allow users to reset their passwords.

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

public override bool EnablePasswordReset { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the membership provider supports password reset; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Password reset allows the membership provider to replace the current password for a user name with a new, randomly generated password. This is especially useful when the PasswordFormat property is set to Hashed, as users cannot retrieve hashed password values.

The following code example shows the membership element in the system.web section of the Web.config file for an ASP.NET application. It specifies the application's SqlMembershipProvider instance and enables password reset.

<membership defaultProvider="SqlProvider" userIsOnlineTimeWindow="20">
  <providers>
    <add name="SqlProvider"
      type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider"
      connectionStringName="SqlServices"
      enablePasswordRetrieval="false"
      enablePasswordReset="true"
      requiresQuestionAndAnswer="true"
      passwordFormat="Hashed"
      applicationName="MyApplication" />
  </providers>
</membership>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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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