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AuthenticablePrincipal.ChangePassword Method

Changes the account password from the old password to the new password. Do not use this with a ComputerPrincipal.

Namespace:  System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement
Assembly:  System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement (in System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.dll)

public void ChangePassword(
	string oldPassword,
	string newPassword


Type: System.String
The password that is changed.
Type: System.String
The new password.


The principal has not been persisted.


The new password does not meet the complexity requirements.


The principal is not a user.

This method is not intended for computer principals. Calling this with a ComputerPrincipal will cause a NotSupportedException to be thrown.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.