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ICredentialsByHost.GetCredential Method

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

Returns the credential for the specified host, port, and authentication protocol.

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

NetworkCredential GetCredential (
	string host,
	int port,
	string authenticationType
NetworkCredential GetCredential (
	String host, 
	int port, 
	String authenticationType
function GetCredential (
	host : String, 
	port : int, 
	authenticationType : String
) : NetworkCredential



The host computer that is authenticating the client.


The port on host that the client will communicate with.


The authentication protocol.

Return Value

A NetworkCredential for the specified host, port, and authentication protocol, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if there are no credentials available for the specified host, port, and authentication protocol.

The value of authType corresponds to the IAuthenticationModule.AuthenticationType property.

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