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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)

public X509CertificateValidator CustomCertificateValidator { 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, see How To: Create a Service Employing a Custom Certificate Validator.

The following code shows how to set this property.

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

// Get a reference to the authentication object.
X509ClientCertificateAuthentication myAuthProperties =
    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>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

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