FormsAuthentication.HashPasswordForStoringInConfigFile(String, String) FormsAuthentication.HashPasswordForStoringInConfigFile(String, String) FormsAuthentication.HashPasswordForStoringInConfigFile(String, String) FormsAuthentication.HashPasswordForStoringInConfigFile(String, String) Method

Definition

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Produces a hash password suitable for storing in a configuration file based on the specified password and hash algorithm.

public:
 static System::String ^ HashPasswordForStoringInConfigFile(System::String ^ password, System::String ^ passwordFormat);
[System.Obsolete("The recommended alternative is to use the Membership APIs, such as Membership.CreateUser. For more information, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=252463.")]
public static string HashPasswordForStoringInConfigFile (string password, string passwordFormat);
static member HashPasswordForStoringInConfigFile : string * string -> string
Public Shared Function HashPasswordForStoringInConfigFile (password As String, passwordFormat As String) As String

Parameters

password
String String String String

The password to hash.

passwordFormat
String String String String

The hash algorithm to use. passwordFormat is a String that represents one of the FormsAuthPasswordFormat enumeration values.

Returns

The hashed password.

Exceptions

Examples

The following code example takes a user name, password, and hash type and displays the credentials section of the configuration that includes the user definition and hashed password.

Important

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#" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
   <head>
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
<script runat="server">
         void Cancel_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
         {
            userName.Text = "";
            password.Text = "";
            repeatPassword.Text = "";
            result.Text = "";
         }
    
         void HashPassword_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
         {
            if (Page.IsValid)
            {
               string hashMethod = "";

               if (md5.Checked)
               {
                  hashMethod = "MD5";
               }
               else
               {
                  hashMethod = "SHA1";
               }
    
               string hashedPassword =
                  FormsAuthentication.HashPasswordForStoringInConfigFile(password.Text, hashMethod);
    
               result.Text = "&lt;credentials passwordFormat=\"" + hashMethod +"\"&gt;<br />" +
                  "  &lt;user name=\"" + Server.HtmlEncode(userName.Text) + "\" password=\"" +
                  hashedPassword + "\" /&gt;<br />" + "&lt;/credentials&gt;";
            }
            else
            {
               result.Text = "There was an error on the page.";
            }
         }
      </script>
   </head>

   <body>
      <form id="form1" runat="server">
         <p>This form displays the results of the FormsAuthentication.HashPasswordForStoringInConfigFile
         method.<br />The user name and hashed password can be stored in a &lt;credentials&gt; node
         in the Web.config file.</p>
         <table cellpadding="2">
            <tbody>
               <tr>
                  <td>New User Name:</td>
                  <td><asp:TextBox id="userName" runat="server" /></td>
                  <td><asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="userNameRequiredValidator" 
                        runat="server" ErrorMessage="User name required" 
                        ControlToValidate="userName" /></td>
               </tr>
               <tr>
                  <td>Password: </td>
                  <td><asp:TextBox id="password" runat="server" TextMode="Password" /></td>
                  <td><asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="passwordRequiredValidator" 
                        runat="server" ErrorMessage="Password required" 
                        ControlToValidate="password" /></td>
               </tr>
               <tr>
                  <td>Repeat Password: </td>
                  <td><asp:TextBox id="repeatPassword" runat="server" TextMode="Password" /></td>
                  <td><asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="repeatPasswordRequiredValidator" 
                        runat="server" ErrorMessage="Password confirmation required" 
                        ControlToValidate="repeatPassword" />
                      <asp:CompareValidator id="passwordCompareValidator" runat="server" 
                        ErrorMessage="Password does not match" 
                        ControlToValidate="repeatPassword" 
                        ControlToCompare="password" /></td>
               </tr>
               <tr>
                  <td>Hash function:</td>
                  <td align="center">
                     <asp:RadioButton id="sha1" runat="server" GroupName="HashType" 
                                      Text="SHA1" />
                     <asp:RadioButton id="md5" runat="server" GroupName="HashType" 
                                      Text="MD5" />
                  </td>
               </tr>
               <tr>
                  <td align="center" colspan="2">
                    <asp:Button id="hashPassword" onclick="HashPassword_Click" 
                                runat="server" Text="Hash Password" />&nbsp;&nbsp; 
                    <asp:Button id="cancel" onclick="Cancel_Click" runat="server" 
                                Text="Cancel" CausesValidation="false" />
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </tbody>
         </table>

         <pre><asp:Label id="result" runat="server"></asp:Label></pre>
      </form>
   </body>
</html>
<%@ Page Language="VB" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
   <head>
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
<script runat="server">
         Sub Cancel_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
            userName.Text = ""
            password.Text = ""
            repeatPassword.Text = ""
            result.Text = ""
         End Sub
    
         Sub HashPassword_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
            If Page.IsValid Then
               Dim hashMethod As String = ""

               If md5.Checked Then
                  hashMethod = "MD5"
               Else
                  hashMethod = "SHA1"
               End If
    
               Dim hashedPassword As String = _
                  FormsAuthentication.HashPasswordForStoringInConfigFile(password.Text, hashMethod)
    
               result.Text = "&lt;credentials passwordFormat=""" & hashMethod & _
                 """&gt;<br />" & "  &lt;user name=""" & Server.HtmlEncode(userName.Text) & """ password=""" & _
                 hashedPassword & """ /&gt;<br />" & "&lt;/credentials&gt;"
            Else
               result.Text = "There was an error on the page."
            End If
         End Sub
      </script>
   </head>

   <body>
      <form id="form1" runat="server">
         <p>This form displays the results of the FormsAuthentication.HashPasswordForStoringInConfigFile
         method.<br />The user name and hashed password can be stored in a &lt;credentials&gt; node
         in the Web.config file.</p>
         <table cellpadding="2">
            <tbody>
               <tr>
                  <td>New User Name:</td>
                  <td><asp:TextBox id="userName" runat="server" /></td>
                  <td><asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="userNameRequiredValidator" 
                        runat="server" ErrorMessage="User name required" 
                        ControlToValidate="userName" /></td>
               </tr>
               <tr>
                  <td>Password: </td>
                  <td><asp:TextBox id="password" runat="server" TextMode="Password" /></td>
                  <td><asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="passwordRequiredValidator" 
                        runat="server" ErrorMessage="Password required" 
                        ControlToValidate="password" /></td>
               </tr>
               <tr>
                  <td>Repeat Password: </td>
                  <td><asp:TextBox id="repeatPassword" runat="server" TextMode="Password" /></td>
                  <td><asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="repeatPasswordRequiredValidator" 
                        runat="server" ErrorMessage="Password confirmation required" 
                        ControlToValidate="repeatPassword" />
                      <asp:CompareValidator id="passwordCompareValidator" runat="server" 
                        ErrorMessage="Password does not match" 
                        ControlToValidate="repeatPassword" 
                        ControlToCompare="password" /></td>
               </tr>
               <tr>
                  <td>Hash function:</td>
                  <td align="center">
                     <asp:RadioButton id="sha1" runat="server" GroupName="HashType" 
                                      Text="SHA1" />
                     <asp:RadioButton id="md5" runat="server" GroupName="HashType" 
                                      Text="MD5" />
                  </td>
               </tr>
               <tr>
                  <td align="center" colspan="2">
                    <asp:Button id="hashPassword" onclick="HashPassword_Click" 
                                runat="server" Text="Hash Password" />&nbsp;&nbsp; 
                    <asp:Button id="cancel" onclick="Cancel_Click" runat="server" 
                                Text="Cancel" CausesValidation="false" />
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </tbody>
         </table>

         <pre><asp:Label id="result" runat="server"></asp:Label></pre>
      </form>
   </body>
</html>

Remarks

The HashPasswordForStoringInConfigFile method creates a hashed password value that can be used when storing forms-authentication credentials in the configuration file for an application.

Authentication credentials stored in the configuration file for an application are used by the Authenticate method to verify passwords for users of an application. Alternatively, you can use ASP.NET membership to store user credentials. For more information, see Managing Users by Using Membership.

Applies to

See also