MembershipProvider.DecryptPassword Method (Byte[])


Decrypts an encrypted password.

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

protected virtual byte[] DecryptPassword(
	byte[] encodedPassword


Type: System.Byte[]

A byte array that contains the encrypted password to decrypt.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte[]

A byte array that contains the decrypted password.

Exception Condition

The ValidationKey property or DecryptionKey property is set to AutoGenerate.


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.

The DecryptPassword method is a virtual method that is provided for membership provider implementations to use when supporting encrypted password formats.

For an example of a MembershipProvider implementation, see Implementing a Profile Provider.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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