OracleConnectionStringBuilder.IntegratedSecurity Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether "User ID" and "Password" are specified in the connection (when false) or whether the current Windows account credentials are used for authentication (when true).

Namespace: System.Data.OracleClient
Assembly: System.Data.OracleClient (in

public bool IntegratedSecurity { get; set; 
/** @property */
public boolean get_IntegratedSecurity ()

/** @property */
public void set_IntegratedSecurity (boolean value)

public function get IntegratedSecurity () : boolean

public function set IntegratedSecurity (value : boolean)

Property Value

The value of the IntegratedSecurity property, or a false if none has been supplied.

This property corresponds to the "Integrated Security" key within the connection string.

The following example converts an existing connection string from using Windows Authentication to using integrated security. The example works by removing the user name and password from the connection string, and then setting the IntegratedSecurity property of the OracleConnectionStringBuilder object.


This example includes a password to demonstrate how OracleConnectionStringBuilder works with connection strings. In your applications, we recommend that you use Windows Authentication. If you must use a password, do not include a hard-coded password in your application.

// You may need to set a reference to the System.Data.OracleClient
// assembly before you can run this sample.
using System.Data.OracleClient;

class Program
    static void Main()
            string connectString =
                "Data Source=OracleSample;User ID=Mary;Password=*****;";

            OracleConnectionStringBuilder builder =
                new OracleConnectionStringBuilder(connectString);
            Console.WriteLine("Original: " + builder.ConnectionString);

            // Use the Remove method
            // in order to reset the user ID and password back to their
            // default (empty string) values. Simply setting the 
            // associated property values to an empty string will not
            // remove them from the connection string; you must
            // call the Remove method.
            builder.Remove("User ID");

            // Turn on integrated security.
            builder.IntegratedSecurity = true;

            Console.WriteLine("Modified: " + builder.ConnectionString);

        catch (Exception ex)

        Console.WriteLine("Press any key to finish.");

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

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0