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X509ClientCertificateAuthentication.CertificateValidationMode Property

Gets or sets the certificate validation mode.

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

public X509CertificateValidationMode CertificateValidationMode { get; set; }

The following example uses the CertificateValidationMode to print to the screen.

// Create a service host.
Uri httpUri = new Uri("http://localhost/Calculator");
ServiceHost sh = new ServiceHost(typeof(Calculator), httpUri);

// Create a binding that uses a certificate.
WSHttpBinding b = new WSHttpBinding(SecurityMode.Message);
b.Security.Message.ClientCredentialType =
    MessageCredentialType.Certificate;

// Get a reference to the authentication object.
X509ClientCertificateAuthentication myAuthProperties =
    sh.Credentials.ClientCertificate.Authentication;

switch (myAuthProperties.CertificateValidationMode)
{
    case X509CertificateValidationMode.ChainTrust:
        Console.WriteLine("ChainTrust");
        break;
    case X509CertificateValidationMode.Custom:
        Console.WriteLine("Custom");
        break;
    case X509CertificateValidationMode.None:
        Console.WriteLine("ChainTrust");
        break;
    case X509CertificateValidationMode.PeerOrChainTrust:
        Console.WriteLine("PeerOrChainTrust");
        break;
    case X509CertificateValidationMode.PeerTrust:
        Console.WriteLine("PeerTrust");
        break;
    default:
        Console.WriteLine("Default");
        break;
}

The property can also be set in a configuration file.

<serviceCredentials>
  <clientCertificate>
     <authentication certificateValidationMode='ChainTrust' />
  </clientCertificate>
</serviceCredentials>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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