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MembershipProvider.EnablePasswordRetrieval Property

Indicates whether the membership provider is configured to allow users to retrieve their passwords.

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

public abstract bool EnablePasswordRetrieval { get; }
/** @property */
public abstract boolean get_EnablePasswordRetrieval ()

public abstract function get EnablePasswordRetrieval () : boolean

Not applicable.

Property Value

true if the membership provider is configured to support password retrieval; otherwise, false. The default is false.

The EnablePasswordRetrieval property contains a Boolean value specified in the configuration file (Web.config) using the enablePasswordRetrieval attribute. The value indicates whether users can use the GetPassword method to retrieve their current password from the data source. This property is read-only.

If your custom membership provider supports hashed passwords, your GetPassword method implementation should return an exception if EnablePasswordRetrieval is set to true and the password format is set to Hashed. Hashed passwords cannot be retrieved.

For an example of a MembershipProvider implementation, see Implementing a Profile Provider.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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