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SslStream.EndAuthenticateAsClient Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Ends a pending asynchronous server authentication operation started with a previous call to BeginAuthenticateAsServer.

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

public virtual void EndAuthenticateAsClient (
	IAsyncResult asyncResult
public void EndAuthenticateAsClient (
	IAsyncResult asyncResult
public function EndAuthenticateAsClient (
	asyncResult : IAsyncResult



An IAsyncResult instance returned by a call to BeginAuthenticateAsServer.

Exception typeCondition


asyncResult is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


asyncResult was not created by a call to BeginAuthenticateAsServer.


The authentication failed and left this object in an unusable state.


There is no pending server authentication to complete.

If the operation has not completed, this method blocks until it does. When the authentication succeeds, you must check the IsEncrypted and IsSigned properties to determine what security services are used by the SslStream. Check the IsMutuallyAuthenticated property to determine whether mutual authentication occurred.

If the authentication fails, you receive a AuthenticationException, and this SslStream is no longer useable. You should close this object and remove all references to it so that it can be collected by the garbage collector.

To perform this operation synchronously, use one of the AuthenticateAsServer method.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0