NetworkCredential Class

[This documentation is for preview only, and is subject to change in later releases. Blank topics are included as placeholders.]

Provides credentials for password-based authentication schemes such as basic, digest, NTLM, and Kerberos authentication.

System..::..Object
  System.Net..::..NetworkCredential

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

public ref class NetworkCredential

The NetworkCredential type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodNetworkCredential()()()()Initializes a new instance of the NetworkCredential class.
Public methodNetworkCredential(String, String)Initializes a new instance of the NetworkCredential class with the specified user name and password.
Public methodNetworkCredential(String, String, AuthenticationType)Initializes a new instance of the NetworkCredential class, with the specified user name, password, and authentication type.
Top

  NameDescription
Public propertyAuthenticationTypeGets or sets the type of the authentication.
Public propertyPasswordGets or sets the password for the user name associated with the credentials.
Public propertyUserNameGets or sets the user name associated with the credentials.
Top

  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Top

The NetworkCredential class is a base class that supplies credentials in password-based authentication schemes such as basic, digest, NTLM, and Kerberos. Classes that implement the ICredentials interface, such as the CredentialCache class, return NetworkCredential objects.

This class does not support public key-based authentication methods such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) client authentication.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
Show: