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X509ClientCertificateAuthentication.CustomCertificateValidator Property

Gets or sets a custom client certificate validator.

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

'Declaration
Public Property CustomCertificateValidator As X509CertificateValidator
	Get
	Set

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

set when credential is read-only.

If the CertificateValidationMode property is set to Custom, you must set the CustomCertificateValidator property to a custom validator that inherits from the X509CertificateValidator class.

For more information, seeHow To: Create a Service Employing a Custom Certificate Validator.

The following code shows how to set this property.


' Create a service host.
Dim httpUri As New Uri("http://localhost/Calculator")
Dim sh As New ServiceHost(GetType(Calculator), httpUri)

' Get a reference to the authentication object.
Dim myAuthProperties As X509ClientCertificateAuthentication = _
sh.Credentials.ClientCertificate.Authentication

' Configure custom certificate validation.
myAuthProperties.CertificateValidationMode = X509CertificateValidationMode.Custom
' Specify a custom certificate validator (not shown here) that inherits 
' from the X509CertificateValidator class.
' creds.ClientCertificate.Authentication.CustomCertificateValidator = _
'    new MyCertificateValidator()


The property can also be set in a configuration file.

<serviceCredentials>
  <clientCertificate>
     <authentication certificateValidationMode='Custom' customCertificateValidatorType='Samples.MyCertificateValidator, Samples' />
  </clientCertificate>
</serviceCredentials>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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