SimpleMembershipProvider.GetPassword Method

Returns the password for the specified user account from the data source.

Namespace:  WebMatrix.WebData
Assembly:  WebMatrix.WebData (in WebMatrix.WebData.dll)

Public Overrides Function GetPassword ( _
	username As String, _
	answer As String _
) As String
Dim instance As SimpleMembershipProvider
Dim username As String
Dim answer As String
Dim returnValue As String

returnValue = instance.GetPassword(username, _


Type: System.String
The user to retrieve the password for.
Type: System.String
The answer for the password security question.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The password for the specified user account.


EnablePasswordRetrieval is false.


answer does not match the security answer for the user account and RequiresQuestionAndAnswer is true.


If the SimpleMembershipProvider class has been initialized using a call to the WebSecurity.InitializeDatabaseConnection method, this method is not supported and will throw a NotSupportedException exception. However, if the WebSecurity.InitializeDatabaseConnection method has not been called, and if you have configured your site to use the standard ASP.NET membership provider, this method is passed through to the standard membership provider. For more information, see the SimpleMembershipProvider class overview.

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