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ServiceCredentials.WindowsAuthentication Property

Gets the current Windows authentication settings for this service.

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

public WindowsServiceCredential WindowsAuthentication { get; }

Use this class to specify whether to allow anonymous Windows users access by setting the AllowAnonymousLogons property. Also, use this class to specify whether to include a group information to which users belong in the AuthorizationContext by setting the IncludeWindowsGroups property.

The following code shows how to use this property to get the instance of the credential used by the service.


// Create a service host.
Uri httpUri = new Uri("http://localhost/Calculator");
ServiceHost sh = new ServiceHost(typeof(Calculator), httpUri);

// Create a binding that uses a WindowsServiceCredential.
WSHttpBinding b = new WSHttpBinding(SecurityMode.Message);
b.Security.Message.ClientCredentialType = MessageCredentialType.Windows;

// Add an endpoint.
sh.AddServiceEndpoint(typeof(ICalculator), b, "WindowsCalculator");

// Get a reference to the WindowsServiceCredential object.
WindowsServiceCredential winCredential =
    sh.Credentials.WindowsAuthentication;
// Print out values.
Console.WriteLine("IncludeWindowsGroup: {0}",
    winCredential.IncludeWindowsGroups);
Console.WriteLine("UserNamePasswordValidationMode: {0}",
    winCredential.AllowAnonymousLogons);

Console.ReadLine();


.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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