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ICredentials Interface

Provides the base authentication interface for retrieving credentials for Web client authentication.

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

'Declaration
Public Interface ICredentials

The ICredentials type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetCredentialReturns a NetworkCredential object that is associated with the specified URI, and authentication type.
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The ICredentials interface provides the GetCredential method to objects that supply network credentials to applications.

The following example illustrates how to use the ICredentials interface.



Class CredentialInfo
    Public uriObj As Uri
    Public authenticationType As [String]
    Public networkCredentialObj As NetworkCredential


    Public Sub New(uriObj As Uri, authenticationType As [String], networkCredentialObj As NetworkCredential)
        Me.uriObj = uriObj
        Me.authenticationType = authenticationType
        Me.networkCredentialObj = networkCredentialObj
    End Sub 'New
End Class 'CredentialInfo

Private arrayListObj As ArrayList


Public Sub New()
    arrayListObj = New ArrayList()
End Sub 'New


Public Sub Add(uriObj As Uri, authenticationType As [String], credential As NetworkCredential)
    ' adds a 'CredentialInfo' object into a list
    arrayListObj.Add(New CredentialInfo(uriObj, authenticationType, credential))
End Sub 'Add

' Remove the 'CredentialInfo' object from the list which matches to the given 'Uri' and 'AuthenticationType'
Public Sub Remove(uriObj As Uri, authenticationType As [String])
    Dim index As Integer
    For index = 0 To arrayListObj.Count - 1
        Dim credentialInfo As CredentialInfo = CType(arrayListObj(index), CredentialInfo)
        If uriObj.Equals(credentialInfo.uriObj) And authenticationType.Equals(credentialInfo.authenticationType) Then
            arrayListObj.RemoveAt(index)
        End If
    Next index
End Sub 'Remove

Public Function GetCredential(uriObj As Uri, authenticationType As [String]) As NetworkCredential  Implements ICredentials.GetCredential
    Dim index As Integer
    For index = 0 To arrayListObj.Count - 1
        Dim credentialInfoObj As CredentialInfo = CType(arrayListObj(index), CredentialInfo)
        If uriObj.Equals(credentialInfoObj.uriObj) And authenticationType.Equals(credentialInfoObj.authenticationType) Then
            Return credentialInfoObj.networkCredentialObj
        End If
    Next index
    Return Nothing
End Function 'GetCredential


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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