Was this page helpful?
Your feedback about this content is important. Let us know what you think.
Additional feedback?
1500 characters remaining
Export (0) Print
Expand All

IdentitySection.Password Property

Gets or sets a value indicating the password to use for impersonation.

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

[ConfigurationPropertyAttribute("password", DefaultValue = "")]
public string Password { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The password to use for impersonation.

Because the password is stored in clear text, an authenticated user with proper credentials on the domain where the server resides can read it.


For security reasons, the identity section supports storage of the encrypted UserName and Password.

The following code example shows how to access the Password property. Refer to the code example of the IdentitySection class to learn how to access the section.

// Get the Password property value.
string currentPassword = identitySection.Password;

// Set the Password property value.
identitySection.Password = "userPassword";

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.

Community Additions

© 2015 Microsoft