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SqlConnection.Credential Property

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

Gets or sets the SqlCredential object for this connection.

Namespace:  System.Data.SqlClient
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public SqlCredential Credential { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCredential
The SqlCredential object for this connection.

Persist Security Info = true is required to get the value of the SqlCredential object with Credential.

The default value of Credential is null.

An InvalidOperationException exception will be raised:

  • If Credential is set on an open connection.

  • If Credential is set when Context Connection=true.

  • If Credential is set when Integrated Security = true.

  • If Credential is set when the connection string uses Password.

  • If Credential is set when the connection string uses UserID.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5
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