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CustomCertificateValidator Property

X509ServiceCertificateAuthentication.CustomCertificateValidator Property

Gets or sets a custom client certificate validator.

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

public X509CertificateValidator CustomCertificateValidator { get; set; }

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

Attempted to set when credential is read-only.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) provides a default client certificate validator that verifies the client certificate against the trusted people store and also checks that the certificate is part of a chain that connects to a valid root. A custom validator can be implemented to obtain a different behavior. This property allows a custom validator to be specified.

The following code shows how to set this property.

// Configure custom certificate validation.
ClientCredentials creds = new ClientCredentials();
creds.ServiceCertificate.Authentication.CertificateValidationMode
    = X509CertificateValidationMode.Custom;
creds.ServiceCertificate.Authentication.CustomCertificateValidator
    = new MyCertificateValidator();

The property can also be set in a configuration file.

    <behaviors>
      <endpointBehaviors>
      <behavior name="behave">
        <clientCredentials>
          <serviceCertificate>
            <authentication certificateValidationMode='Custom' 
              customCertificateValidatorType='Samples.MyCertificateValidator, 
       Samples' />
          </serviceCertificate>
        </clientCredentials>
      </behavior>
    </endpointBehaviors>
    </behaviors>
  </system.serviceModel>
</configuration>

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

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