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EncryptPassword Method (Byte[])

MembershipProvider.EncryptPassword Method (Byte[])

Encrypts a password.

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

protected virtual byte[] EncryptPassword(
	byte[] password


Type: System.Byte[]

A byte array that contains the password to encrypt.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte[]
A byte array that contains the encrypted password.


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 EncryptPassword 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

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4
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