Occurs when the application authenticates the current request.
Assembly: System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
The event is raised during the AuthenticateRequest event.
You can access the event of the WindowsAuthenticationModule class by specifying a subroutine named WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate in the Global.asax file for your ASP.NET application.
You can use the User property of the WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs object supplied to the WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event to set the User property of the current HttpContext to a custom IPrincipal object. If you do not specify a value for the User property during the WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event, the Windows identity supplied by IIS is used as the identity for the current request. If IIS uses anonymous authentication, then the Identity property is set to the identity returned by the GetAnonymous method.
In IIS 7.0 running in Integrated Mode, the event of the WindowsAuthenticationModule is not raised when both the ASP.NET WindowsAuthenticationModule and the IIS AnonymousAuthenticationModule modules are enabled. In this scenario, to receive authentication notification, subscribe to the AuthenticateRequest event of the HttpApplication instance. For more information about compatibility issues in Integrated modes, see Moving an ASP.NET Application from IIS 6.0 to IIS 7.0.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.