<servicePrincipalName>

Specifies the identity of a service by its Service Principal Name (SPN).

For more information about setting the SPN, see Specifying Service Identity.


<servicePrincipalName value = "String" />

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements

Attributes

Attribute Description

value

The name by which a client uniquely identifies an instance of a service. If you install multiple instances of a service on computers throughout a forest, each instance must have its own SPN. A given service instance can have multiple SPNs if there are multiple names that clients might use for authentication.

Child Elements

None.

Parent Elements

Element Description

<identity>

Specifies the identity of the service to be authenticated by the client.

A secure Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) client that connects to an endpoint with this identity uses the SPN when performing SSPI authentication with the endpoint.


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Last Published: 2010-01-05
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