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ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider.CurrentConnectionProtection Property

Gets the current level of security being used to protect communications with the server.

Namespace: System.Web.Security
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public ActiveDirectoryConnectionProtection CurrentConnectionProtection { get; }
/** @property */
public ActiveDirectoryConnectionProtection get_CurrentConnectionProtection ()

public function get CurrentConnectionProtection () : ActiveDirectoryConnectionProtection

Not applicable.

Property Value

One of the ActiveDirectoryConnectionProtection values.

Exception typeCondition


An attempt to access the CurrentConnectionProtection property was made before the ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider instance was initialized.

The CurrentConnectionProtection property indicates the current level of security that the ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider instance is configured to use. The CurrentConnectionProtection property is based on the connnectionProtection attribute set with the add Element for providers for membership (ASP.NET Settings Schema) in the application configuration file.

The connectionProtection attribute can only be set to None or SignAndSeal in the configuration file.

See the ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider class topic for more information about connection strings.

The following code example shows a Web.config entry that configures an ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider instance to use the SSL security protocol to connect to an Active Directory server.

    <add name="ADService" connectionString="LDAP://ldapServer/" />
    <membership defaultProvider="AspNetActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider">
        <add name="AspNetActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider" 
          System.Web, Version=2.0.3600, Culture=neutral,
          connectionProtection="SignAndSeal" />

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0