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MembershipUser::ResetPassword Method

Resets a user's password to a new, automatically generated password.

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

virtual String^ ResetPassword()

Return Value

Type: System::String
The new password for the membership user.


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.

ResetPassword calls the MembershipProvider::ResetPassword method of the membership provider referenced by the ProviderName property to reset the password for the membership user to a new, automatically generated password. The new password is then returned to the caller.

If EnablePasswordReset is false, the membership provider will return an exception.

If RequiresQuestionAndAnswer is true, you must use the ResetPassword overload that takes a password answer as a parameter and supply the password answer for the membership user. If a password answer is required and an incorrect password answer is supplied, a MembershipPasswordException is thrown by the membership provider.

The following code example resets a user's password and returns the new, automatically generated password. Note that RequiresQuestionAndAnswer is assumed to be false.

Security noteSecurity Note

This example contains a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4
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