NegotiateStream.AuthenticateAsServer Method (NetworkCredential, ProtectionLevel, TokenImpersonationLevel)
Called by servers to authenticate the client, and optionally the server, in a client-server connection. The authentication process uses the specified server credentials and authentication options.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
public virtual void AuthenticateAsServer( NetworkCredential credential, ProtectionLevel requiredProtectionLevel, TokenImpersonationLevel requiredImpersonationLevel )
- Type: System.Net.NetworkCredential
The NetworkCredential that is used to establish the identity of the server.
- Type: System.Net.Security.ProtectionLevel
One of the ProtectionLevel values, indicating the security services for the stream.
credential is null.
The authentication failed. You can use this object to try to r-authenticate.
The authentication failed. You can use this object to retry the authentication.
This object has been closed.
Authentication has already occurred.
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This stream was used previously to attempt authentication as the client. You cannot use the stream to retry authentication as the server.
Windows 95 and Windows 98 are not supported.
When authentication succeeds, you must check the IsEncrypted and IsSigned properties to determine what security services are used by the NegotiateStream. Check the IsMutuallyAuthenticated property to determine whether mutual authentication occurred.
This method blocks until the operation completes. To prevent blocking until the operation completes, use one of the BeginAuthenticateAsServer method overloads.
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition Platform Note: The AuthenticateAsServer method is not supported.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.