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UserNamePasswordValidationMode Enumeration


Lists ways to validate in username/password mode.

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

public enum UserNamePasswordValidationMode

Member nameDescription

Custom authentication based on a configured custom T:System.IdentityModel.Selectors.UsernamePasswordValidator.


Provides password validation based on a configured MembershipProvider.


Usernames are mapped to Windows users.

This example shows how to set this property.

// Host the service within this EXE console application.
public static void Main()
    // Create a ServiceHost for the CalculatorService type and provide the base address.
    using (ServiceHost serviceHost = new ServiceHost(typeof(CalculatorService)))
        serviceHost.Credentials.UserNameAuthentication.UserNamePasswordValidationMode = UserNamePasswordValidationMode.Custom;
        serviceHost.Credentials.UserNameAuthentication.CustomUserNamePasswordValidator = new MyUserNamePasswordValidator();

        // Open the ServiceHostBase to create listeners and start listening for messages.

        // The service can now be accessed.
        Console.WriteLine("The service is ready.");
        Console.WriteLine("The service is running in the following account: {0}", WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent().Name);
        Console.WriteLine("Press <ENTER> to terminate service.");

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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