IWMSInternalAdminNetSource2::GetCredentialsEx method

The GetCredentialsEx method retrieves a cached password. This improved version of IWMSInternalAdminNetSource::GetCredentials uses the combination of realm, URL, and proxy use to identify the credentials. This is an improvement over using the realm by itself, which can easily be spoofed by malicious code.

This method has been superseded by IWMSInternalAdminNetSource3::GetCredentialsEx2.


HRESULT GetCredentialsEx(
  [in]  BSTR                             bstrRealm,
  [in]  BSTR                             bstrUrl,
  [in]  BOOL                             fProxy,
  [out] BSTR                             *pbstrName,
  [out] BSTR                             *pbstrPassword,
  [out] BOOL                             *pfConfirmedGood


bstrRealm [in]

String containing the realm name. Realm names are supplied by servers to distinguish different levels of access to their files. Not all servers have realm names, in which case the DNS name is used.

If fProxy is False, this realm refers to the host server. If fProxy is True, this realm refers to the proxy server.

bstrUrl [in]

String containing the URL to which the credentials apply.

fProxy [in]

Boolean value that is True if the password applies when using a proxy server to access the site specified by bstrUrl.

pdwUrlPolicy [out]

Pointer to a DWORD containing one member of the NETSOURCE_URLCREDPOLICY_SETTINGS enumeration type. This value is based on the user's network security settings and determines whether your application can automatically log in to sites for the user if you have credentials cached.

pbstrName [out]

Pointer to a string containing the user name.

pbstrPassword [out]

Pointer to a string containing the password.

pfConfirmedGood [out]

Boolean value that is True if the password was cached after it was confirmed as correct by the server.

Return value

If the method succeeds, it returns S_OK. If it fails, it returns an HRESULT error code.


Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]


Windows Media Format 9 Series SDK, or later versions of the SDK




WMStubDRM.lib (if you use DRM)

See also

IWMSInternalAdminNetSource2 Interface