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<authenticationModules> Element (Network Settings)

Specifies modules used to authenticate network requests.

<configuration> Element
  <system.Net> Element (Network Settings)
    <authenticationModules> Element (Network Settings)
<authenticationModules> 
</authenticationModules>

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

None.

Child Elements

Element

Description

add

Adds an authentication module to the application.

clear

Clears all authentication modules from the application.

remove

Removes an authentication module from the application.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

system.net

Contains settings that specify how the .NET Framework connects to the network.

The authenticationModule element specifies the authentication modules that conduct the authentication process with a server. An authentication module must implement the IAuthenticationModule interface.

Configuration Files

This element can be used in the application configuration file or the machine configuration file (Machine.config).

The following code example enables an authentication module. You should replace the values for Version and PublicKeyToken with the correct values for the specified module.

<configuration>
  <system.net>
    <authenticationModules>
      <add type="System.Net.DigestClient, System, Version=2.0.3600.0,
                 Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
    </authenticationModules>
  </system.net>
</configuration>
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