ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider.MinRequiredPasswordLength Property


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Gets the minimum length required for a password.

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

public override int MinRequiredPasswordLength { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32

The minimum length required for a password.

Exception Condition

The MinRequiredPasswordLength property is accessed before the ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider instance is initialized.

The MinRequiredPasswordLength property gets the minimum number of characters that must be entered to create a valid password.

The MinRequiredPasswordLength property value is set in the application configuration using the minRequiredPasswordLength attribute of the membership Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema) configuration element.

The following example shows the membership Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema) configuration element in the system.web section of the application's Web.config file. It specifies that the application use an instance of the ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider class to provide membership services, and sets the minRequiredPasswordLength attribute to seven characters.

    <add name="ADService" connectionString="LDAP://ldapServer/" />
    <membership defaultProvider="AspNetActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider">
        <add name="AspNetActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider" 
          System.Web, Version=2.0.3600, Culture=neutral, 
          minRequiredPasswordLength = "7" />


.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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