ICredentialProviderCredential::SetStringValue method

Enables a Logon UI or Credential UI to update the text for a CPFT_EDIT_TEXT fields as the user types in them.

Syntax


HRESULT SetStringValue(
  [in] DWORD   dwFieldID,
  [in] LPCWSTR psz
);

Parameters

dwFieldID [in]

Type: DWORD

The identifier for the field that needs to be updated.

psz [in]

Type: LPCWSTR

A pointer to a buffer containing the new text.

Return value

Type: HRESULT

If this method succeeds, it returns S_OK. Otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.

Remarks

This method is optional.

Credential Provider Best Practices

Credential providers handle extremely sensitive user secrets in order to complete logon and unlock requests. As a best practice, secret information such as passwords and PINs should be handled with the utmost care. Proper techniques for handling secret information within a credential provider are:

  • Always securely discard secrets. To do this, call SecureZeroMemory before freeing the memory used to hold any secret.
  • Securely discard secrets promptly after they are used.
  • Securely discard secrets if they are not used for their intended purpose within an expected amount of time.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]

Header

Credentialprovider.h

IDL

Credentialprovider.idl

 

 

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