This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

AuthenticationException Class

The exception that is thrown when authentication fails for an authentication stream.

Namespace:  System.Security.Authentication
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public ref class AuthenticationException : public SystemException

The NegotiateStream and SslStream classes throw this exception when the client or server cannot be authenticated. When this exception is thrown, you can retry the authentication with different credentials. If you cannot retry the authentication, a FatalAuthenticationException is thrown instead of the AuthenticationException.


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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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