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Membership.PasswordStrengthRegularExpression Property

Gets the regular expression used to evaluate a password.

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

public static string PasswordStrengthRegularExpression { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A regular expression used to evaluate a password.

The PasswordStrengthRegularExpression property gets the regular expression used to evaluate password complexity from the provider specified in the Provider property.

The PasswordStrengthRegularExpression property is set in the application configuration using the passwordStrengthRegularExpression attribute of the membership configuration element.

For more information about regular expressions, see .NET Framework Regular Expressions.

The following code example shows the membership configuration element in the system.web section of the application's Web.config file. It specifies that the application use an instance of the SqlMembershipProvider class to provide membership services, and sets the passwordStrengthRegularExpression attribute to a regular expression that validates the password meets the following criteria:

  • Is greater than seven characters.

  • Contains at least one digit.

  • Contains at least one special (non-alphanumeric) character.

If the password does not meet these criteria, the password is not accepted by the membership provider.

<membership defaultProvider="SqlProvider"
  userIsOnlineTimeWindow = "20>
  <providers>
    <add
      name="SqlProvider"
      type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider"
      connectionStringName="SqlServices"
      requiresQuestionAndAnswer="true"
      passwordStrengthRegularExpression=" @\"(?=.{6,})(?=(.*\d){1,})(?=(.*\W){1,})"
      />
   </providers>
</membership>

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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