ProcessStartInfo.Password Property

Gets or sets a secure string that contains the user password to use when starting the process.

Namespace:  System.Diagnostics
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public SecureString Password { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Security.SecureString
The user password to use when starting the process.

Important noteImportant

   The WorkingDirectory property must be set if UserName and Password are provided. If the property is not set, the default working directory is %SYSTEMROOT%\system32.

NoteNote

   Setting the Domain, UserName, and the Password properties in a ProcessStartInfo object is the recommended practice for starting a process with user credentials.

A SecureString object is like a String object in that it has a text value. However, the value of a SecureString object is automatically encrypted, it can be modified until your application marks it as read-only, and it can be deleted from computer memory by either your application or the .NET Framework garbage collector.

For more information about secure strings and an example showing how to obtain a password to set this property, see the SecureString class.

NoteNote

If you provide a value for the Password property, the UseShellExecute property must be false, or an InvalidOperationException will be thrown when the Process.Start(ProcessStartInfo) method is called.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.
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