Preauthenticates a request.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
'Declaration Public Shared Function PreAuthenticate ( _ request As WebRequest, _ credentials As ICredentials _ ) As Authorization
If the authentication module can preauthenticate the request, the method returns an Authentication instance and sends the authorization information to the server preemptively instead of waiting for the resource to issue a challenge. This behavior is outlined in section 3.3 of RFC 2617 (HTTP Authentication: Basic and Digest Access Authentication). Authentication modules that support preauthentication allow clients to improve server efficiency by avoiding extra round trips caused by authentication challenges.
Authorization modules that can preauthenticate requests set the IAuthenticationModule.CanPreAuthenticate property to true.
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
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