DefaultNetworkCredentials Property
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CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials Property

 

Gets the network credentials of the current security context.

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

public static NetworkCredential DefaultNetworkCredentials { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Net.NetworkCredential

An NetworkCredential that represents the network credentials of the current user or application.

The credentials returned by the DefaultNetworkCredentials property is applicable only for NTLM, negotiate, and Kerberos-based authentication.

The credentials returned by DefaultNetworkCredentials represents the authentication 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 network credentials are the user credentials of the logged-in user, or the user being impersonated.

EnvironmentPermission

for reading the USERNAME environment variable. Associated enumeration: Read

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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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