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HttpListenerRequest.ClientCertificateError Property

Gets an error code that identifies a problem with the X509Certificate provided by the client.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public int ClientCertificateError { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
An Int32 value that contains a Windows error code.

This property contains a Windows error code returned by the Secure Channel (Schannel) Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI), which is used to validate the certificate. For more information about SSPI support for Schannel, see "Creating a Secure Connection Using Schannel" in the Security documentation at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library.

The following code example checks this property to determine whether the request includes a valid client certificate.

Console.WriteLine("Listening for {0} prefixes...", listener.Prefixes.Count);
HttpListenerContext context = listener.GetContext();
HttpListenerRequest request = context.Request;
Console.WriteLine("Received a request.");
// This server requires a valid client certificate 
// for requests that are not sent from the local computer. 

// Did the client omit the certificate or send an invalid certificate? 
if (request.IsAuthenticated &&
    request.GetClientCertificate() == null || 
    request.ClientCertificateError != 0)
{
    // Send a 403 response.
    HttpListenerResponse badCertificateResponse = context.Response ;
    SendBadCertificateResponse(badCertificateResponse);
    Console.WriteLine("Client has invalid certificate.");
    continue;
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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