AuthenticationType Property
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IIdentity.AuthenticationType Property


Gets the type of authentication used.

Namespace:   System.Security.Principal
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

abstract AuthenticationType : string with get

Property Value

Type: System.String

The type of authentication used to identify the user.

The authentication type is passed to the common language runtime by the operating system or by another authentication provider. Basic authentication, NTLM, Kerberos, and Passport are examples of authentication types.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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