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ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider.CurrentConnectionProtection Property

Gets the current level of security being used to protect communications with the server.

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

public ActiveDirectoryConnectionProtection CurrentConnectionProtection { get; }

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

An attempt to access the CurrentConnectionProtection property was made before the ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider instance was initialized.

The CurrentConnectionProtection property indicates the current level of security that the ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider instance is configured to use. The CurrentConnectionProtection property is based on the connnectionProtection attribute set with the add Element for providers for membership (ASP.NET Settings Schema) in the application configuration file.

The connectionProtection attribute can only be set to None or SignAndSeal in the configuration file.

See the ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider class topic for more information about connection strings.

The following code example shows a Web.config entry that configures an ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider instance to use the SSL security protocol to connect to an Active Directory server.

<configuration>
  <connectionStrings>
    <add name="ADService" connectionString="LDAP://ldapServer/" />
  </connectionStrings>
  <system.web>
    <membership defaultProvider="AspNetActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider">
      <providers>
        <add name="AspNetActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider" 
          type="System.Web.Security.ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider, 
          System.Web, Version=2.0.3600, Culture=neutral,
          PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a"
          connectionProtection="SignAndSeal" />
      </providers>
    </membership>
  </system.web>
</configuration>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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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