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HttpTransportBindingElement.AuthenticationScheme Property

Gets or sets the authentication scheme used to authenticate client requests being processed by an HTTP listener.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel.Channels
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

public AuthenticationSchemes AuthenticationScheme { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Net.AuthenticationSchemes
The AuthenticationSchemes enumeration that specifies the protocols used for client authentication. The default is Anonymous.


The value for the AuthenticationSchemes was already set.

The authentication scheme can only be set once.

The following example sets this property to use when authenticating client requests.


interface ICalculator
            Int Add(int a, int b);

HttpTransportBindingElement httpBinding = new HttpTransportBindingElement();
httpBinding.AuthenticationScheme = AuthenticationSchemes.Digest;
CustomBinding binding = new CustomBinding(new TextMessageEncodingBindingElement(), httpBinding);

EndpointAddress endpoint = new EndpointAddress(address);
ChannelFactory<ICalculator> proxy = new ChannelFactory<ICalculator>(binding, endpoint);
proxy.Credentials.Windows.ClientCredential = new NetworkCredential("user", "password", "domain");
proxy.Credentials.Windows.AllowedImpersonationLevel = System.Security.Principal.TokenImpersonationLevel.Impersonation;
ICalculator calc = proxy.CreateChannel();
int odd=calc.Add(5,4);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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