Gets the number of invalid password or password-answer attempts allowed before the membership user is locked out.
Assembly: System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
The PasswordAttemptWindow property to guard against an unwanted source using repeated attempts to guess the password or password answer of a membership user.property works in conjunction with the
If the number of invalid passwords or password answers entered for a membership user is greater than or equal to the value of the PasswordAttemptWindow property, then the user is locked out of the Web site by setting the IsLockedOut property to true until the user is unlocked by a call to the UnlockUser method.property within the number of minutes specified by the
If a valid password or password answer is supplied before the value of theproperty is reached, the counter that tracks the number of invalid attempts is set to zero.
Invalid password and password answer attempts are tracked separately. For example, if theproperty is set to 5, the user has up to five attempts to enter a correct password and up to five attempts to enter a correct password answer without being locked out.
Theproperty value is set in the application configuration using the maxInvalidPasswordAttempts attribute of the configuration element.
If the RequiresQuestionAndAnswer property is false, invalid password-answer attempts are not tracked.
The following code example shows the element in the system.web section of an application's Web.config file. It specifies that the application use an instance of the SqlMembershipProvider class to provide membership services, and sets the maxInvalidPasswordAttempts attribute to five invalid attempts and the passwordAttemptWindow to 30 minutes.
<membership defaultProvider="SqlProvider" userIsOnlineTimeWindow = "20> <providers> <add name="SqlProvider" type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider" connectionStringName="SqlServices" requiresQuestionAndAnswer="true" maxInvalidPasswordAttempts="5" passwordAttemptWindow="30" applicationName="MyApplication" /> </providers> </membership>
Available since 2.0