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MembershipUser.ChangePassword Method

Updates the password for the membership user in the membership data store.

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

public virtual bool ChangePassword(
	string oldPassword,
	string newPassword
)

Parameters

oldPassword
Type: System.String

The current password for the membership user.

newPassword
Type: System.String

The new password for the membership user.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the update was successful; otherwise, false.

ExceptionCondition
System.ArgumentException

oldPassword is an empty string.

-or-

newPassword is an empty string.

System.ArgumentNullException

oldPassword is null.

-or-

newPassword is null.

PlatformNotSupportedException

This method is not available. This can occur if the application targets the .NET Framework 4 Client Profile. To prevent this exception, override the method, or change the application to target the full version of the .NET Framework.

ChangePassword calls the ChangePassword method of the membership provider referenced by the ProviderName property to update the password for the membership user in the membership data store.

The membership provider may have restrictions on the size of the password. For size limitations, see the documentation for the membership provider.

The following code example modifies the password for the current logged-on user.

Security noteSecurity Note

This example contains a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Web.Security" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

public void ChangePassword_OnClick(object sender, EventArgs args)
{
  // Update the password.

  MembershipUser u = Membership.GetUser(User.Identity.Name);

  try
  {
    if (u.ChangePassword(OldPasswordTextbox.Text, PasswordTextbox.Text))
    {
      Msg.Text = "Password changed.";
    }
    else
    {
      Msg.Text = "Password change failed. Please re-enter your values and try again.";
    }
  }
  catch (Exception e)
  {
    Msg.Text = "An exception occurred: " + Server.HtmlEncode(e.Message) + ". Please re-enter your values and try again.";
  }
}


</script>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
<title>Change Password</title>
</head>
<body>

<form id="form1" runat="server">
  <h3>Change Password for <%=User.Identity.Name%></h3>

  <asp:Label id="Msg" ForeColor="maroon" runat="server" />

  <table cellpadding="3" border="0">
    <tr>
      <td>Old Password:</td>
      <td><asp:Textbox id="OldPasswordTextbox" runat="server" TextMode="Password" /></td>
      <td><asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="OldPasswordRequiredValidator" runat="server"
                                      ControlToValidate="OldPasswordTextbox" ForeColor="red"
                                      Display="Static" ErrorMessage="Required" /></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>Password:</td>
      <td><asp:Textbox id="PasswordTextbox" runat="server" TextMode="Password" /></td>
      <td><asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="PasswordRequiredValidator" runat="server"
                                      ControlToValidate="PasswordTextbox" ForeColor="red"
                                      Display="Static" ErrorMessage="Required" /></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>Confirm Password:</td>
      <td><asp:Textbox id="PasswordConfirmTextbox" runat="server" TextMode="Password" /></td>
      <td><asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="PasswordConfirmRequiredValidator" runat="server"
                                      ControlToValidate="PasswordConfirmTextbox" ForeColor="red"
                                      Display="Static" ErrorMessage="Required" />
          <asp:CompareValidator id="PasswordConfirmCompareValidator" runat="server"
                                      ControlToValidate="PasswordConfirmTextbox" ForeColor="red"
                                      Display="Static" ControlToCompare="PasswordTextBox"
                                      ErrorMessage="Confirm password must match password." />
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td></td>
      <td><asp:Button id="ChangePasswordButton" Text="Change Password" 
                      OnClick="ChangePassword_OnClick" runat="server" /></td>
    </tr>
  </table>
</form>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4
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