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ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider.GetPassword Method

Returns the password of the specified user from the database. The ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider class does not support this method.

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

public override string GetPassword(
	string username,
	string passwordAnswer


Type: System.String
The user to retrieve the password for.
Type: System.String
The password answer for the user.

Return Value

Type: System.String
Always throws a NotSupportedException exception.


The ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider does not support password retrieval.

The ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider class does not support returning the user's password.

.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.