MI_UserCredentials structure

A user's credentials. It includes an authentication type and either a username and password or a certificate thumbprint.

Syntax


typedef struct _MI_UserCredentials {
  const MI_Char *authenticationType;
  union {
    MI_UsernamePasswordCreds usernamePassword;
    const MI_Char            *certificateThumbprint;
  } credentials;
} MI_UserCredentials;

Members

authenticationType

MI_AUTH_TYPE_DEFAULT (MI_T("Default"))

Transport picks the default specific to it. For example, Windows Remote Management (winrm) uses Kerberos and NegotiateWithoutCredentials as default.

MI_AUTH_TYPE_NONE (MI_T("None"))

Do not authenticate, most servers require some kind of authentication.

MI_AUTH_TYPE_DIGEST (MI_T("Digest"))

Uses Digest authentication. Requires username/password. Some servers and transports do not support this type of authentication.

MI_AUTH_TYPE_NEGO_WITH_CREDS (MI_T("NegoWithCreds"))

Uses SPNEGO authentication. Requires username/password.

MI_AUTH_TYPE_NEGO_NO_CREDS (MI_T("NegoNoCreds"))

Uses SPNEGO authentication with the current thread ID (or the process token, if no thread token exists).

MI_AUTH_TYPE_BASIC (MI_T("Basic"))

Uses basic authentication. Requires username/password. Some transports do not support this type of authentication. This authentication type is not very secure.

MI_AUTH_TYPE_KERBEROS (MI_T("Kerberos"))

Username/password optional.

MI_AUTH_TYPE_CLIENT_CERTS (MI_T("ClientCerts"))

Requires certificate thumbprint.

MI_AUTH_TYPE_NTLM (MI_T("Ntlmdomain"))

Username/password optional.

MI_AUTH_TYPE_CREDSSP (MI_T("CredSSP"))

Uses CREDSSP, a delegated authentication mechanism. Username/password are optional. Some transports support this authentication type. Configuration is required on both the client and the server to enable CREDSSP.

MI_AUTH_TYPE_ISSUER_CERT (MI_T("IssuerCert"))

Push/Source Initiated subscriptions only.

credentials
usernamePassword

Contains username and password information.

certificateThumbprint

Certificate thumbprint for the user.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Redistributable

Windows Management Framework 3.0 on Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1, Windows 7 with SP1, and Windows Server 2008 with SP2

Header

Mi.h

 

 

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