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NegotiateStream.BeginAuthenticateAsClient Method (NetworkCredential, ChannelBinding, String, ProtectionLevel, TokenImpersonationLevel, AsyncCallback, Object)

Called by clients to begin an asynchronous operation to authenticate the client, and optionally the server, in a client-server connection. The authentication process uses the specified credentials, authentication options, and channel binding. This method does not block.

Namespace:  System.Net.Security
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, ExternalThreading = true)]
public virtual IAsyncResult BeginAuthenticateAsClient(
	NetworkCredential credential,
	ChannelBinding binding,
	string targetName,
	ProtectionLevel requiredProtectionLevel,
	TokenImpersonationLevel allowedImpersonationLevel,
	AsyncCallback asyncCallback,
	Object asyncState
)

Parameters

credential
Type: System.Net.NetworkCredential

The NetworkCredential that is used to establish the identity of the client.

binding
Type: System.Security.Authentication.ExtendedProtection.ChannelBinding

The ChannelBinding that is used for extended protection.

targetName
Type: System.String

The Service Principal Name (SPN) that uniquely identifies the server to authenticate.

requiredProtectionLevel
Type: System.Net.Security.ProtectionLevel

One of the ProtectionLevel values, indicating the security services for the stream.

allowedImpersonationLevel
Type: System.Security.Principal.TokenImpersonationLevel

One of the TokenImpersonationLevel values, indicating how the server can use the client's credentials to access resources.

asyncCallback
Type: System.AsyncCallback

An AsyncCallback delegate that references the method to invoke when the authentication is complete.

asyncState
Type: System.Object

A user-defined object containing information about the write operation. This object is passed to the asyncCallback delegate when the operation completes.

Return Value

Type: System.IAsyncResult
An IAsyncResult object indicating the status of the asynchronous operation.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

credential is null.

- or -

targetName is null.

AuthenticationException

The authentication failed. You can use this object to retry the authentication.

InvalidCredentialException

The authentication failed. You can use this object to retry the authentication.

InvalidOperationException

Authentication has already occurred.

- or -

This stream was used previously to attempt authentication as the server. You cannot use the stream to retry authentication as the client.

ObjectDisposedException

This object has been closed.

Use the requiredProtectionLevel parameter to request security services for data transmitted using the authenticated stream. For example, to have the data encrypted and signed, specify the EncryptAndSign value. Successful authentication does not guarantee that the requested ProtectionLevel has been granted. You must check the IsEncrypted and IsSigned properties to determine what security services are used by the NegotiateStream.

This method is asynchronous and does not block while the operation completes. To block until the operation completes, use one of the AuthenticateAsClient method overloads.

The asynchronous authentication operation must be completed by calling the EndAuthenticateAsClient method. Typically, the method is invoked by the asyncCallback delegate. For detailed information about using the asynchronous programming model, see Calling Synchronous Methods Asynchronously

If the authentication fails, you receive an AuthenticationException or an InvalidCredentialException. In this case, you can retry the authentication with a different credential.

NoteNote

The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: ExternalThreading. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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