Written May 20, 2014

Generate Passwords with Membership Provider

To solidly rip off DotNetRocks … today’s installment of “Better Know a Framework’s Methods”, we bring you the Generate Password method of the Membership class in System.Web.Security namespace.

public static string GeneratePassword(
    int length, 
    int numberOfNonAlphanumericCharacters 

The method is clearly super simple to use, taking in an overall length of password and count of non-alphanumeric characters to seed the password with.
I am sure there are all sorts of pitfalls to using this; but frankly, for a fast solution to generating passwords for zip files… this fits the bill nicely.