CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials Property

 

Gets the system credentials of the application.

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

static member DefaultCredentials : ICredentials with get

Property Value

Type: System.Net.ICredentials

An ICredentials that represents the system credentials of the application.

The DefaultCredentials property applies only to NTLM, negotiate, and Kerberos-based authentication.

DefaultCredentials represents the system credentials for the current security context in which the application is running. For a client-side application, these are usually the Windows credentials (user name, password, and domain) of the user running the application. For ASP.NET applications, the default credentials are the user credentials of the logged-in user, or the user being impersonated.

To get the credentials as a NetworkCredential instance, use the DefaultNetworkCredentials property.

The supported values for authType are "NTLM", "Digest", "Kerberos", and "Negotiate". This method does not work for HTTP or FTP protocols.

System_CAPS_noteNote

The ICredentials instance returned by DefaultCredentials cannot be used to view the user name, password, or domain of the current security context.

The following code example uses the DefaultCredentials property to get the system credentials of the application.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

EnvironmentPermission

for reading the USERNAME environment variable. Associated enumeration: Read

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 8.1
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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