Membership.EnablePasswordReset Membership.EnablePasswordReset Membership.EnablePasswordReset Membership.EnablePasswordReset Property

Definition

Gets a value indicating whether the current membership provider is configured to allow users to reset their passwords.

public:
 static property bool EnablePasswordReset { bool get(); };
public static bool EnablePasswordReset { get; }
member this.EnablePasswordReset : bool
Public Shared ReadOnly Property EnablePasswordReset As Boolean

Property Value

true if the membership provider supports password reset; otherwise, false.

Examples

The following code example shows the element in the system.web section of the Web.config file for an ASP.NET application. It specifies that the application use an instance of the SqlMembershipProvider and enables password reset.

<membership defaultProvider="SqlProvider" userIsOnlineTimeWindow="20">  
  <providers>  
    <add name="SqlProvider"  
      type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider"  
      connectionStringName="SqlServices"  
      enablePasswordRetrieval="false"  
      enablePasswordReset="true"  
      requiresQuestionAndAnswer="true"  
      passwordFormat="Hashed"  
      applicationName="MyApplication" />  
  </providers>  
</membership>  

The following code example first verifies that EnablePasswordReset is true, then resets a user's password and returns the new, automatically generated password.

<%@ 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 Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs args)
{
  if (!Membership.EnablePasswordReset)
  {
    FormsAuthentication.RedirectToLoginPage();
  }

  Msg.Text = "";

  if (!IsPostBack)
  {
    Msg.Text = "Please enter a user name.";
  }
  else
  {
    VerifyUsername();
  }
}


public void VerifyUsername()
{
    MembershipUser user = Membership.GetUser(UsernameTextBox.Text, false);

    if (user == null)
    {
      Msg.Text = "The user name " + Server.HtmlEncode(UsernameTextBox.Text) + " was not found. Please check the value and reenter your user name.";

      QuestionLabel.Text = "";
      QuestionLabel.Enabled = false;
      AnswerTextBox.Enabled = false;
      ResetPasswordButton.Enabled = false;
    }
    else
    {
      QuestionLabel.Text = user.PasswordQuestion;
      QuestionLabel.Enabled = true;
      AnswerTextBox.Enabled = true;
      ResetPasswordButton.Enabled = true;
    }
}

public void ResetPassword_OnClick(object sender, EventArgs args)
{
  string newPassword = "";

  try
  {
    newPassword = Membership.Provider.ResetPassword(UsernameTextBox.Text, AnswerTextBox.Text);
  }
  catch (NotSupportedException e)
  {
    Msg.Text = "An error has occurred resetting your password: " + e.Message + "." +
               "Please check your values and try again.";
  }
  catch (MembershipPasswordException e)
  {
    Msg.Text = "Invalid password answer. Please reenter the answer and try again.";
    return;
  }
  catch (System.Configuration.Provider.ProviderException e)
  {
    Msg.Text = "The specified user name does not exist. Please check your value and try again.";
  }

  if (newPassword != "")
  {
    Msg.Text = "Password reset. Your new password is: " + Server.HtmlEncode(newPassword);
  }
  else
  {
    Msg.Text = "Password reset failed. Please reenter your values and try again.";
  }
}


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

<form id="form1" runat="server">
  <h3>Reset Password</h3>

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

  Username: <asp:Textbox id="UsernameTextBox" Columns="30" runat="server" AutoPostBack="true" />
            <asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="UsernameRequiredValidator" runat="server"
                                        ControlToValidate="UsernameTextBox" ForeColor="red"
                                        Display="Static" ErrorMessage="Required" /><br />

  Password Question: <b><asp:Label id="QuestionLabel" runat="server" /></b><br />

  Answer: <asp:TextBox id="AnswerTextBox" Columns="60" runat="server" Enabled="false" />
          <asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="AnswerRequiredValidator" runat="server"
                                      ControlToValidate="AnswerTextBox" ForeColor="red"
                                      Display="Static" ErrorMessage="Required" Enabled="false" /><br />

  <asp:Button id="ResetPasswordButton" Text="Reset Password" 
              OnClick="ResetPassword_OnClick" runat="server" Enabled="false" />

</form>

</body>
</html>
<%@ Page Language="VB" %>
<%@ 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 Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, args As EventArgs)

  If Not Membership.EnablePasswordReset Then
    FormsAuthentication.RedirectToLoginPage()
  End If

  Msg.Text = ""

  If Not IsPostBack Then
    Msg.Text = "Please enter a user name."
  Else
    VerifyUsername()
  End If

End Sub


Public Sub VerifyUsername()

    Dim user As MembershipUser = Membership.GetUser(UsernameTextBox.Text, False)

    If user Is Nothing Then
      Msg.Text = "The user name " & Server.HtmlEncode(UsernameTextBox.Text) & " was not found. Please check the value and reenter your user name."

      QuestionLabel.Text = ""
      QuestionLabel.Enabled = False
      AnswerTextBox.Enabled = False
      ResetPasswordButton.Enabled = False
    Else
      QuestionLabel.Text = user.PasswordQuestion
      QuestionLabel.Enabled = True
      AnswerTextBox.Enabled = True
      ResetPasswordButton.Enabled = True
    End If

End Sub


Public Sub ResetPassword_OnClick(sender As Object, args As EventArgs)

  Dim newPassword As String = ""

  Try
    newPassword = Membership.Provider.ResetPassword(UsernameTextBox.Text, AnswerTextBox.Text)
  Catch e As NotSupportedException
    Msg.Text = "An error has occurred resetting your password: " & e.Message & "." & _
               "Please check your values and try again."
  Catch e As MembershipPasswordException
    Msg.Text = "Invalid password answer. Please reenter the answer and try again."
    Return
  Catch e As System.Configuration.Provider.ProviderException
    Msg.Text = "The specified user name does not exist. Please check your value and try again."
  End Try

  If newPassword <> "" Then
    Msg.Text = "Password reset. Your new password is: " & Server.HtmlEncode(newPassword)
  Else
    Msg.Text = "Password reset failed. Please reenter your values and try again."
  End If

End Sub


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

<form id="form1" runat="server">
  <h3>Reset Password</h3>

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

  Username: <asp:Textbox id="UsernameTextBox" Columns="30" runat="server" AutoPostBack="True" />
            <asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="UsernameRequiredValidator" runat="server"
                                        ControlToValidate="UsernameTextBox" ForeColor="red"
                                        Display="Static" ErrorMessage="Required" /><br />

  Password Question: <b><asp:Label id="QuestionLabel" runat="server" /></b><br />

  Answer: <asp:TextBox id="AnswerTextBox" Columns="60" runat="server" Enabled="False" />
          <asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="AnswerRequiredValidator" runat="server"
                                      ControlToValidate="AnswerTextBox" ForeColor="red"
                                      Display="Static" ErrorMessage="Required" Enabled="False" /><br />

  <asp:Button id="ResetPasswordButton" Text="Reset Password" 
              OnClick="ResetPassword_OnClick" runat="server" Enabled="False" />

</form>

</body>
</html>

Remarks

Password reset is the ability for ASP.NET membership to replace the current password for a user name with a new, randomly generated password when a user has forgotten their password or the current password is no longer valid. This is especially useful when password format is set to Hashed, as users cannot retrieve hashed password values.

Applies to

See also