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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
'Usage
Dim instance As ICredentials

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
__gc class CredentialList : public ICredentials {
   __gc class CredentialInfo {
   public:
      Uri* uriObj;
      String* authenticationType;
      NetworkCredential* networkCredentialObj;

      CredentialInfo(Uri* uriObj, String* authenticationType, NetworkCredential* networkCredentialObj) {
         this->uriObj = uriObj;
         this->authenticationType = authenticationType;
         this->networkCredentialObj = networkCredentialObj;
      }
   };

private:
   ArrayList*  arrayListObj;

public:
   CredentialList() {
      arrayListObj = new ArrayList();
   }

   void Add (Uri* uriObj, String* authenticationType, NetworkCredential* credential) {
      // Add a 'CredentialInfo' object into a list.
      arrayListObj->Add (new CredentialInfo(uriObj, authenticationType, credential));
   }

   // Remove the 'CredentialInfo' object from the list that matches to the given 'Uri' and 'AuthenticationType'
   void Remove (Uri* uriObj, String* authenticationType) {
      for (int index=0;index < arrayListObj->Count; index++) {
         CredentialInfo* credentialInfo = dynamic_cast<CredentialInfo*>(arrayListObj->Item[index]);
         if (uriObj->Equals(credentialInfo->uriObj)&& authenticationType->Equals(credentialInfo->authenticationType))
            arrayListObj->RemoveAt(index);
      }
   }

   NetworkCredential * GetCredential (Uri* uriObj, String* authenticationType) {
      for (int index=0;index < arrayListObj->Count; index++) {
         CredentialInfo* credentialInfoObj = dynamic_cast<CredentialInfo*>(arrayListObj->Item[index]);
         if (uriObj->Equals(credentialInfoObj->uriObj) && authenticationType->Equals(credentialInfoObj->authenticationType))
            return credentialInfoObj->networkCredentialObj;
      }
      return 0;
   }
};

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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