Yellow Screen of Death

Web Application Administration Tool – An error was encountered MySQL

Today I received this error when setting up new user using MySQLMembershipProvider for the ASP.NET membership framework:

  • Web Application Administration Tool – An error was encountered

Unfortunately the Web Application Administration Tool does not provide a great deal of assistance when the provider fails. I find the simplest way to resolve these issues is to set up a basic web page containing anĀ asp:CreateUserWizard control and run the application to see if the .NET runtime returns a better error message.

In my case, the problem was with the password format in my Web.config. Switching the format from encrypted to hashed solved the issue.

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Mark Taylor

Web developer, based in Bourne, Lincolnshire, UK. builder of web applications, ASP.NET, Web Standards HTML, CSS & JavaScript. SQL Server & MySQL DB developer.

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