GetPassword Method

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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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