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X509CertificateValidationMode Enumeration

An enumeration that lists the ways of validating a certificate.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel.Security
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

public enum X509CertificateValidationMode

Member nameDescription
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkNoneNo validation of the certificate is done.
PeerTrustThe certificate is valid if it is in the trusted people store.
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkChainTrustThe certificate is valid if the chain builds to a certification authority in the trusted root store.
PeerOrChainTrustThe certificate is valid if it is in the trusted people store, or if the chain builds to a certification authority in the trusted root store.
CustomThe user must plug in a custom X509CertificateValidator to validate the certificate.

          ChannelFactory<ISimpleChannel> cf =
              new ChannelFactory<ISimpleChannel>();
          cf.Credentials.ClientCertificate.SetCertificate(
              StoreLocation.CurrentUser, StoreName.My,
              X509FindType.FindByThumbprint,
"37 28 05 09 22 81 07 08 a0 cd 2a af dd c3 83 cd c3 3b 8f 9d");
          cf.Credentials.ServiceCertificate.SetDefaultCertificate(
              StoreLocation.CurrentUser,
              StoreName.TrustedPeople,
              X509FindType.FindByThumbprint,
"33 93 68 cc 7c 75 80 24 a2 80 9f 45 8c 81 fa 92 ad 5b 04 39");
          cf.Credentials.ServiceCertificate.Authentication.CertificateValidationMode
              = X509CertificateValidationMode.PeerOrChainTrust;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5

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