NegotiateStream.AuthenticateAsClient Method (NetworkCredential, String)

Called by clients to authenticate the client, and optionally the server, in a client-server connection. The authentication process uses the specified client credential.

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

public virtual void AuthenticateAsClient(
	NetworkCredential credential,
	string targetName
)

Parameters

credential
Type: System.Net.NetworkCredential

The NetworkCredential that is used to establish the identity of the client.

targetName
Type: System.String

The Service Principal Name (SPN) that uniquely identifies the server to authenticate.

ExceptionCondition
AuthenticationException

The authentication failed. You can use this object to retry the authentication.

InvalidCredentialException

The authentication failed. You can use this object to retry the authentication.

ObjectDisposedException

This object has been closed.

InvalidOperationException

Authentication has already occurred.

- or -

This stream was used previously to attempt authentication as the server. You cannot use the stream to retry authentication as the client.

ArgumentNullException

targetName is null.

The impersonation level is Identification, the security level is EncryptAndSign, and mutual authentication is requested. The NegotiateStream class will construct the SPN used for mutual authentication.

When authentication succeeds, you must check the IsEncrypted and IsSigned properties to determine what security services are used by the NegotiateStream. Check the IsMutuallyAuthenticated property to determine whether mutual authentication occurred.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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, 2.0
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