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AuthenticablePrincipal.SetPassword Method

Sets the account password to the specified value.

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

public void SetPassword(
	string newPassword


Type: System.String
The new password.


Throws an exception if the caller does not have appropriate rights, the new password does not meet password complexity requirements, or for any other reason that the underlying stores reject the password change.

.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.