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IWMSInternalAdminNetSource::SetCredentials method

The SetCredentials method adds a password to the cache.

This method has been superseded by IWMSInternalAdminNetSource3::SetCredentialsEx2. The methods of IWMSInternalAdminNetSource3 are much more secure than the password caching methods in IWMSInternalAdminNetSource and should be used if available.


HRESULT SetCredentials(
  [in] BSTR bstrRealm,
  [in] BSTR bstrName,
  [in] BSTR bstrPassword,
  [in] BOOL fPersist,
  [in] BOOL fConfirmedGood


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 should be used.

bstrName [in]

String containing the user name.

bstrPassword [in]

String containing the password.

fPersist [in]

Boolean value that is True if these credentials should be permanently saved. If you set this to False, the credentials will be saved only for the current session.

fConfirmedGood [in]

Boolean value that is True if the server has confirmed the password as correct. You can cache the password before receiving verification from the server, in which case you should set this to False.

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

IWMSInternalAdminNetSource Interface