FormsAuthPasswordFormat Enumeration

 
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Defines the encryption format for storing passwords.

Namespace:   System.Web.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

Public Enumeration FormsAuthPasswordFormat

Member nameDescription
Clear

Specifies that passwords are not encrypted. This field is constant.

MD5

Specifies that passwords are encrypted using the MD5 hash algorithm. This field is constant.

SHA1

Specifies that passwords are encrypted using the SHA1 hash algorithm. This field is constant.

SHA256

Specifies that passwords are encrypted using the SHA256 hash algorithm. This field is constant.

SHA384

Specifies that passwords are encrypted using the SHA384 hash algorithm. This field is constant.

SHA512

Specifies that passwords are encrypted using the SHA512 hash algorithm. This field is constant.

To programmatically configure the type of encryption used to store passwords in a Web application, use the AuthenticationSection class. This class is also used internally by FormsAuthentication in the processing of authentication tickets.

The following code example shows how to use the FormsAuthPasswordFormat enumeration. Refer to the code example in the FormsAuthenticationUserCollection class topic to learn how to get the collection.

' Get the current PasswordFormat property value.
  Dim currentPasswordFormat _
  As FormsAuthPasswordFormat = _
  formsAuthenticationCredentials.PasswordFormat


' Set the PasswordFormat property value.
  formsAuthenticationCredentials.PasswordFormat = _
  FormsAuthPasswordFormat.SHA1

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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