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AuthenticationMode Enumeration

Specifies the authentication setting used for message exchange.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel.Configuration
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)
public enum AuthenticationMode
Member nameDescription
AnonymousForCertificateSpecifies that the initiator is anonymous, and that the responder is authenticated.

The certificate of the responder is available out-of-band to the initiator.

AnonymousForSslNegotiatedSpecifies that the initiator is anonymous.
CertificateOverTransportSpecifies that the initiator is authenticated by an X.509 version 3 certificate, and that the responder is authenticated by SSL over HTTPS.
IssuedTokenSpecifies that the initiator and responder are authenticated by XML symmetric key tokens.
IssuedTokenForCertificateSpecifies that the initiator is authenticated by an XML symmetric key token, and that the responder is authenticated by an X.509 version 3 certificate.
IssuedTokenForSslNegotiatedSpecifies that the initiator is authenticated by an XML symmetric key token, and that the responder is authenticated by the SOAP implementation of SSL.
IssuedTokenOverTransportSpecifies that the initiator is authenticated by an XML symmetric key token, and that the responder is authenticated by SSL over HTTPS.
KerberosSpecifies that the initiator and responder are authenticated using the Kerberos protocol.
KerberosOverTransportSpecifies that the initiator is authenticated using the Kerberos protocol, and the responder is authenticated by SSL over HTTPS.
MutualCertificateSpecifies that the initiator and responder are authenticated with X.509 version 3 certificates.
MutualCertificateDuplexSpecifies that the initiator and responder are authenticated with X.509 version 3 certificates.
MutualSslNegotiatedSpecifies that the initiator and responder mutually authenticate each other using X509 version 3 certificates, and the responder's certificate is available from the SOAP SSL negotiation.
SecureConversationSpecifies that WS-SecureConversation authentication is used.
SspiNegotiatedSpecifies that the initiator and responder obtain a shared security context using the Security Service Provider Interface (SSPI).
UserNameForCertificateSpecifies that the initiator is authenticated using a username token, and the responder's certificate is available to the initiator out-of-band.
UserNameForSslNegotiatedSpecifies that the initiator is authenticated using a username token, and that the responder is authenticated by the SOAP implementation of SSL.
UserNameOverTransportSpecifies that the initiator is authenticated using a username token, and that the responder is authenticated by SSL over HTTPS.
SspiNegotiatedOverTransportSpecifies that the initiator is authenticated by a security context using the Security Service Provider Interface (SSPI), and the responder is authenticated by SSL over HTTPS.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.
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