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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 */
public int get_ClientCertificateError ()

public function get ClientCertificateError () : int

Not applicable.

Property Value

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 98, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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