I currently have hashed passwords in my database. I want to set them for clear. I do not care about any kind of security. I just want plain, simple passwords. I don't even care if I have to delete all my users and start over fresh. I desperately have been searching as to why it is not explained further than changing passwordformat equal to clear to elimante hashing. I thought adding security would be the difficult part, not eliminating it.
Is there more to it? This is driving me crazy so any help will be very appreciated. I am adding users through the Web Site Administration Tool. In the database, the passwords are obviously entered as encrypted/hased with a passwordformat=1.
All users created still have encrypted or hashed passwords. Apparently LocalSqlServer is the only db connection I can use because I am doing everything local? If so, then I understand why setting passwordformat=clear on my first post did nothing.
To sum it up:
1. <remove name="LocalSqlServer"/> removes default local connection
2. <add name="LocalSqlServer.... redefines my connection. This connects to the right db.
3. attempt to set passwordformat=clear but still functions as if set to hashed
I wasn't giving my provider a name, and did not state a default provider.
Pretty confusing if I even understand it yet. I had to remove localsqlserver because its the default connection, and then redefine it so I could connect to my db. Then, I had to set a default provider in order to use the only provider I was creating.