Authentication class

Specifies a client proxy that provides user authentication for SharePoint sites that use forms-based authentication.

Namespace:  WebSvcAuthentication
Assembly:  STSSOAP (in STSSOAP.dll)

[WebServiceBindingAttribute(Name = "AuthenticationSoap", Namespace = "")]
public class Authentication : SoapHttpClientProtocol

There are two authentication systems available to SharePoint sites: Windows authentication and Forms authentication. For more information about types of authentication, see ASP.NET Authentication.

Important noteImportant

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 does not support Windows Live authentication.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.