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System.Security.Authentication Namespace

The Authentication namespace provides a set of enumerations that describe the security of a connection. These enumerations include CipherAlgorithmType, ExchangeAlgorithmType, HashAlgorithmType, and SslProtocolType.

 ClassDescription
Public classAuthenticationExceptionThe exception that is thrown when authentication fails for an authentication stream.
Public classInvalidCredentialExceptionThe exception that is thrown when authentication fails for an authentication stream and cannot be retried.

 EnumerationDescription
Public enumerationCipherAlgorithmTypeDefines the possible cipher algorithms for the SslStream class.
Public enumerationExchangeAlgorithmTypeSpecifies the algorithm used to create keys shared by the client and server.
Public enumerationHashAlgorithmTypeSpecifies the algorithm used for generating message authentication codes (MACs).
Public enumerationSslProtocolsDefines the possible versions of SslProtocols.

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