Hi,\nI'm using the standard ASP Membership provider, and I want to create users\nfrom VBA.\nDoes this sound OK? I can append all the user data into the database, but I\nneed to hash encode the password before I store it. My VBA application then\nsends the clear password to an ASP.Net web service that does all the hashing\nand sends it back.\n\nMy web service uses the code I found at\n[URL]http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/6tc47t75.aspx[/URL]. It gets stuck\nbecause...... If machineKey.ValidationKey.Contains("AutoGenerate") Then _\nThrow New ProviderException("Hashed or Encrypted passwords " & _\n"are not supported with auto-generated keys.").\nI'm using a 3rd party web host, so I guess they've locked the machine key\nsection. There must be another way. - How does the website administration\ntool do it? How does the New User Wizard do it?\n\nThanks for your help you clever clever people.