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Membership.MinRequiredPasswordLength Property

Gets the minimum length required for a password.

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

public static int MinRequiredPasswordLength { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The minimum length required for a password.

The MinRequiredPasswordLength property gets the minimum number of characters that must be entered to create a valid password for the membership provider specified in the Provider property.

The MinRequiredPasswordLength property value is set in the application configuration using the minRequiredPasswordLength attribute of the membership configuration element.

The following code example shows the membership configuration element in the system.web section of the application's Web.config file. It specifies that the application use an instance of the SqlMembershipProvider class to provide membership services, and sets the minRequiredPasswordLength attribute to seven characters.

<membership defaultProvider="SqlProvider"
  userIsOnlineTimeWindow = "20>
  <providers>
    <add
      name="SqlProvider"
      type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider"
      connectionStringName="SqlServices"
      requiresQuestionAndAnswer="true"
      minRequiredPasswordLength="7"
      />
  </providers>
</membership>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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