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Creating user and saving password in clear text.

  • Creating user and saving password in clear text.
  • Hi, I'm creating users programatically but I'm encountering a problem. What I would like to do is send a user password back when they provide username and email. I want to send the password back as clear text as this is not a high security system and this is allowable.

    I've read this on msdn


    <membership defaultProvider="SqlProvider"
      userIsOnlineTimeWindow="20" hashAlgorithmType="SHA1">
        <add name="SqlProvider"
          applicationName="MyApplication" />

    Where I can change the password format in the membership when creating a user. However, after supplying the applicationName and connectionstringName relevant to my app, it seems that the password is always stored in an encrypted/hashed format. This membership block is placed in my <system.web> section in my web.config file. The way I know it is not being recognized is in my password recovery page when I query a user: 

    MembershipUser user = Membership.GetUser(userName, false);
         string password = u.GetPassword();
     catch (Exception e)

    And call the GetPassword method, I always get an exception, "Password Retrieval Not Enabled". I'm not sure what I'm missing or doing wrong. Would appreciate any help.