System.Web.Security.MembershipUser.ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer Is encrypting PasswordAnswer

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System.Web.Security.MembershipUser.ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer Is encrypting PasswordAnswer

Post by Johnson » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:54 am

I’ve been using the System.Web.Security.MembershipUser.ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer method for several years and all has been fine. Now today something strange started happening. When I pass in the 3 parameters (password, passwordQuestion and passwordAnswer), the passwordAnswer appears to be encrypted when I view it in the sql aspnet_Membership table. For example, if I run this line of code:

user.ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer(“myPassword”, “myPet”, “dog”);

These are the values stored in the aspnet_Membership table:
Password = “myPassword”
PasswordQuestion = “myPet”
PasswordAnswer = “n51Do4TY8pYTAzyenYDe9d46Kjyc8oEbYbf4CRMzlE8=”

But I’m expecting PasswordAnswer to be “dog”.
Can anyone shed some light on what might be happening here?

everytime I used this in the past, PasswordAndwer would be "dog" in the aspnet_Membership table.

Additionaly, in the web.config file the SqlProvider passwordFormat attribute has always been set to "Encrypted" so this has not changed. Something else must have changed to cuase the PasswordAnswer to start encrypting.

Thank you.

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