Gets a value indicating whether the SQL Server membership provider is configured to allow users to retrieve their passwords.
Assembly: System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
If the PasswordFormat property is set to Hashed, a user will not be able to retrieve his or her existing password from the database. The Hashed password format provides one-way encoding of password values. Passwords are hashed with a randomly generated salt value and compared to values stored in the database for authentication. Hashed values cannot be unencoded to retrieve the original password value.
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 retrieval.
<membership defaultProvider="SqlProvider" userIsOnlineTimeWindow="20"> <providers> <add name="SqlProvider" type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider" connectionStringName="SqlServices" enablePasswordRetrieval="true" enablePasswordReset="false" requiresQuestionAndAnswer="false" passwordFormat="Encrypted" applicationName="MyApplication" /> </providers> </membership>
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
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