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WebResponse::IsMutuallyAuthenticated Property

Gets a Boolean value that indicates whether mutual authentication occurred.

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

public:
virtual property bool IsMutuallyAuthenticated {
	bool get ();
}

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean
true if both client and server were authenticated; otherwise, false.

To request mutual authentication, set the WebRequest::AuthenticationLevel property using the MutualAuthRequested or MutualAuthRequired enumeration value. The default value for the WebRequest::AuthenticationLevel property contains Delegation and MutualAuthRequested.

The following code example checks the value of this property.

// The following example uses the System, System.Net,  
// and System.IO namespaces. 
static void RequestMutualAuth( Uri^ resource )
{
   // Create a new HttpWebRequest object for the specified resource.
   WebRequest^ request = dynamic_cast<WebRequest^>(WebRequest::Create( resource ));

   // Request mutual authentication.
   request->AuthenticationLevel = AuthenticationLevel::MutualAuthRequested;

   // Supply client credentials.
   request->Credentials = CredentialCache::DefaultCredentials;
   HttpWebResponse^ response = dynamic_cast<HttpWebResponse^>(request->GetResponse());

   // Determine whether mutual authentication was used.
   Console::WriteLine( L"Is mutually authenticated? {0}", response->IsMutuallyAuthenticated );

   // Read and display the response.
   Stream^ streamResponse = response->GetResponseStream();
   StreamReader^ streamRead = gcnew StreamReader( streamResponse );
   String^ responseString = streamRead->ReadToEnd();
   Console::WriteLine( responseString );

   // Close the stream objects.
   streamResponse->Close();
   streamRead->Close();

   // Release the HttpWebResponse.
   response->Close();
}
        // The following example uses the System, System.Net, 
        // and System.IO namespaces.

public:
        static void RequestMutualAuth(Uri* resource)
        {
            // Create a new HttpWebRequest object for the specified resource.
            WebRequest* request=dynamic_cast<WebRequest*> (WebRequest::Create(resource));
            // Request mutual authentication.
           request->AuthenticationLevel = AuthenticationLevel::MutualAuthRequested;
            // Supply client credentials.
            request->Credentials = CredentialCache::DefaultCredentials;
            HttpWebResponse* response = dynamic_cast<HttpWebResponse*> (request->GetResponse());
            // Determine whether mutual authentication was used.
            Console::WriteLine(S"Is mutually authenticated? {0}", __box(response->IsMutuallyAuthenticated));
            // Read and display the response.
            Stream* streamResponse = response->GetResponseStream();
            StreamReader* streamRead = new StreamReader(streamResponse);
            String* responseString = streamRead->ReadToEnd();
           Console::WriteLine(responseString);
            // Close the stream objects.
            streamResponse->Close();
            streamRead->Close();
            // Release the HttpWebResponse.
            response->Close();
        }

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

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

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