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DnsEndpointIdentity Class

Specifies the DNS identity of the server.

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

public class DnsEndpointIdentity : EndpointIdentity

This class specifies the expected identity of the server. This identity is valid for X509 Certificate authentication mode if the server’s certificate contains a DNS with the same value. It is also valid for Windows authentication mode if the SPN has the same value. In this case, a client specifying the DnsEndpointIdentity “” for Windows authentication mode is equivalent to specifying the SpnEndpointIdentity “host/” .


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 Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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