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UserNamePasswordValidationMode Enumeration

Lists ways to validate in username/password mode.

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

public enum UserNamePasswordValidationMode

Member nameDescription
WindowsUsernames are mapped to Windows users.
MembershipProviderProvides password validation based on a configured MembershipProvider.
CustomCustom authentication based on a configured custom UsernamePasswordValidator.

This example shows how to set this property.

// Host the service within this EXE console application.
public static void Main()
    // Create a ServiceHost for the CalculatorService type and provide the base address.
    using (ServiceHost serviceHost = new ServiceHost(typeof(CalculatorService)))
        serviceHost.Credentials.UserNameAuthentication.UserNamePasswordValidationMode = UserNamePasswordValidationMode.Custom;
        serviceHost.Credentials.UserNameAuthentication.CustomUserNamePasswordValidator = new MyUserNamePasswordValidator();

        // Open the ServiceHostBase to create listeners and start listening for messages.

        // The service can now be accessed.
        Console.WriteLine("The service is ready.");
        Console.WriteLine("The service is running in the following account: {0}", WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent().Name);
        Console.WriteLine("Press <ENTER> to terminate service.");

.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.