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Authorization.ProtectionRealm Property

Gets or sets the prefix for Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) that can be authenticated with the Message property.

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

public function get ProtectionRealm () : String[]
public function set ProtectionRealm (value : String[])

Property Value

Type: System.String[]
An array of strings that contains URI prefixes.

The ProtectionRealm property contains a list of URI prefixes that the Message property can be used to authenticate. WebRequest and its descendants compare a URI to this list to determine if the Authorization is valid for a particular URI.

The following code example gets or sets the prefix for URIs that can be authenticated with the Message property.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.
Authorization * Authenticate(String* challenge, WebRequest * request, ICredentials* credentials)
      String* message;
      // Check if Challenge String* was raised by a site which requires 'CloneBasic' authentication.
      if ((challenge == 0) || (!challenge->StartsWith(S"CloneBasic")))
         return 0;
      NetworkCredential* myCredentials;
      if (dynamic_cast<CredentialCache*>(credentials) == 0)
         myCredentials = credentials->GetCredential(request->RequestUri, S"CloneBasic");
         if (myCredentials == 0)
            return 0;
         myCredentials = dynamic_cast<NetworkCredential*>(credentials);
      // Message encryption scheme :
      //   a)Concatenate username and password seperated by space;
      //   b)Apply ASCII encoding to obtain a stream of bytes;
      //   c)Apply Base64 Encoding to this array of bytes to obtain our encoded authorization message.

      message = String::Concat(myCredentials->UserName, S" ", myCredentials->Password);
      // Apply AsciiEncoding to 'message' String* to obtain it as an array of bytes.
      Encoding*  ascii = Encoding::ASCII;
      Byte byteArray[] = new Byte[ascii->GetByteCount(message)];
      byteArray = ascii->GetBytes(message);

      // Performing Base64 transformation.
      message = Convert::ToBase64String(byteArray);
      Authorization* myAuthorization =
         new Authorization(String::Concat(S"CloneBasic ", message, __box(true)));
      String* protectionRealm[] = new String*[1];
      protectionRealm[0] =request->RequestUri->AbsolutePath;
      myAuthorization->ProtectionRealm = protectionRealm;

      return myAuthorization;
   catch (Exception* e)
      Console::WriteLine(S"The following exception was raised in Authenticate method: {0}", e->Message);
      return 0;

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

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