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SimpleMembershipProvider.UnlockUser Method

Unlocks a user account so that the membership user can be validated.

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

public override bool UnlockUser(
	string userName


Type: System.String
The user whose user account you want to unlock.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the user account was unlocked; otherwise, false.

The UnlockUser(String) method will unlock a user account that was locked because too many failed password attempts were entered.


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.

  • Medium trust for the immediate caller. This member can be used by partially trusted code.
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