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MessageCredentialType Enumeration

Enumerates the valid message credential types.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel
Assemblies:   System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)
  System.ServiceModel.Primitives (in System.ServiceModel.Primitives.dll)

public enum MessageCredentialType

Member nameDescription
Supported in .NET for Windows Store appsCertificateSpecifies client authentication using a certificate.
Supported in .NET for Windows Store appsIssuedTokenSpecifies client authentication using an issued token.
Supported in .NET for Windows Store appsNoneSpecifies anonymous authentication.
Supported in .NET for Windows Store appsUserNameSpecifies client authentication using UserName.
Supported in .NET for Windows Store appsWindowsSpecifies client authentication using Windows.

This enumeration is used to specify the credential type required by a binding for authentication. It is used by all standard bindings except the BasicHttpBinding, which uses BasicHttpMessageCredentialType.

The following code shows how to access and set ClientCredentialType to a member of this enumeration.

ServiceHost myServiceHost = new ServiceHost(typeof(CalculatorService));
// Create a binding to use.
WSHttpBinding binding = new WSHttpBinding();
binding.Security.Mode = SecurityMode.Message;
binding.Security.Message.ClientCredentialType =

// Set the client certificate.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, 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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