Security Credentials

Security credentials are a piece of evidence that a communicating party possesses that can be used to create or obtain a security token. Thus, credentials are typically longer-lived than security tokens, and a security token can be viewed as the runtime manifestation of the security credentials. Example of credentials include a machine certificate (which can be converted into an X.509 security token at runtime) or a username/password pair for a domain (which can be used to obtain a Kerberos security token).

Credentials are specified as part of the security bindings.

The following API elements are used with security credentials.

CallbackDescription
WS_GET_CERT_CALLBACK Provides a certificate to the security runtime.
WS_VALIDATE_PASSWORD_CALLBACK Validates a username/password pair on the receiver side.

 

EnumerationDescription
WS_CERT_CREDENTIAL_TYPE The type of the certificate credential.
WS_USERNAME_CREDENTIAL_TYPE The type of the username/password credential.
WS_WINDOWS_INTEGRATED_AUTH_CREDENTIAL_TYPE The type of the Windows Integrated Authentication credential.

 

StructureDescription
WS_CERT_CREDENTIAL The abstract base type for all certificate credential types.
WS_CUSTOM_CERT_CREDENTIAL The type for specifying a certificate credential that is to be supplied by a callback to the application.
WS_DEFAULT_WINDOWS_INTEGRATED_AUTH_CREDENTIAL Type for supplying a Windows Integrated Authentication credential based on the current thread token.
WS_OPAQUE_WINDOWS_INTEGRATED_AUTH_CREDENTIAL Type for supplying a Windows Integrated Authentication credential.
WS_STRING_USERNAME_CREDENTIAL The type for supplying a username/password pair as strings.
WS_STRING_WINDOWS_INTEGRATED_AUTH_CREDENTIAL Type for supplying a Windows credential as username, password, domain strings.
WS_SUBJECT_NAME_CERT_CREDENTIAL The type for specifying a certificate credential using the certificate's subject name, store location and store name.
WS_THUMBPRINT_CERT_CREDENTIAL The type for specifying a certificate credential using the certificate's thumbprint, store location and store name.
WS_USERNAME_CREDENTIAL The abstract base type for all username/password credentials.
WS_WINDOWS_INTEGRATED_AUTH_CREDENTIAL The abstract base type for all credential types used with Windows Integrated Authentication.

 

 

 

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