NetworkCredential.GetCredential Method (Uri, String)

 

Returns an instance of the NetworkCredential class for the specified Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) and authentication type.

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

Public Function GetCredential (
	uri As Uri,
	authType As String
) As NetworkCredential

Parameters

uri
Type: System.Uri

The URI that the client provides authentication for.

authType
Type: System.String

The type of authentication requested, as defined in the IAuthenticationModule.AuthenticationType property.

The following code example uses the GetCredential method to retrieve a NetworkCredential object for the specified URI.

' Create an empty instance of the NetworkCredential class.
Dim myCredentials As New NetworkCredential(userName, password)
' Create a WebRequest with the specified URL. 
Dim myWebRequest As WebRequest = WebRequest.Create(url)
' GetCredential returns the same NetworkCredential instance that invoked it, 
' irrespective of what parameters were provided to it. 
 myWebRequest.Credentials = myCredentials.GetCredential(New Uri(url), "")
Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + ControlChars.Cr + "User Credentials:- UserName : {0} , Password : {1}", myCredentials.UserName, myCredentials.Password)
' Send the request and wait for a response.
Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + ControlChars.Cr + "Request to Url is sent.Waiting for response...Please wait ...")
Dim myWebResponse As WebResponse = myWebRequest.GetResponse()
' Process the response.
Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Response received sucessfully")
' Release the resources of the response object.
myWebResponse.Close()

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 3.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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