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Authorization Class

Contains an authentication message for an Internet server.

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

public class Authorization

The AuthenticationManager returns an instance of the Authorization class that contains an authentication message. This message is sent to the Internet server to indicate that the client (such as WebRequest or one of its descendants) is authorized to access the server.

The Authorization instance is created by the authentication module that the AuthenticationManager designates to handle the request.


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 XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0