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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

Property Value

Type: System.IdentityModel.Selectors.X509CertificateValidator
The custom client certificate validator.

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 that Employs 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: 4.5.2, 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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