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 an 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.