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ServiceCredentials.ClientCertificate Property

Gets the current client certificate authentication and provisioning settings for this service.

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

public X509CertificateInitiatorServiceCredential ClientCertificate { get; }

You can specify a client certificate authentication model using the Authentication property. In the mutual certificate duplex scenario, you can specify an X.509 certificate to use in a response or callback using the Certificate property.

The following code shows how to access this property and use it to set additional properties.


serviceHost.Credentials.ClientCertificate.Authentication.CertificateValidationMode = 
    X509CertificateValidationMode.Custom;
serviceHost.Credentials.ClientCertificate.Authentication.CustomCertificateValidator = 
    new MyX509CertificateValidator("CN=Contoso.com");


.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.
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