NetworkCredential.GetCredential Method (String, Int32, String)

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

Returns an instance of the NetworkCredential class for the specified host, port, and authentication type.

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

virtual NetworkCredential^ GetCredential (
	String^ host, 
	int port, 
	String^ authenticationType
) sealed
public final NetworkCredential GetCredential (
	String host, 
	int port, 
	String authenticationType
public final function GetCredential (
	host : String, 
	port : int, 
	authenticationType : String
) : NetworkCredential



The host computer that authenticates the client.


The port on the host that the client communicates with.


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

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

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