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WindowsServiceCredential Class

Provides properties that describe the service credentials used for Windows authentication.

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

Public NotInheritable Class WindowsServiceCredential
Dim instance As WindowsServiceCredential

This class provides two settings.

You can use the AllowAnonymousLogons property to allow the anonymous logon of clients by setting it to true. You can then avoid disclosing the client's identity to the service by setting AllowedImpersonationLevel to Anonymous.

  • If the IncludeWindowsGroups property is set to true (the default setting), the service can determine the Windows groups to which the client belongs.


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