IAuthenticationExtension Interface

Represents an authentication extension in SQL Server Reporting Services.

Namespace:  Microsoft.ReportingServices.Interfaces
Assemblies:   Microsoft.ReportingServices.SharePoint.UI.WebParts (in Microsoft.ReportingServices.SharePoint.UI.WebParts.dll)
  Microsoft.ReportingServices.Interfaces (in Microsoft.ReportingServices.Interfaces.dll)

public interface IAuthenticationExtension : IExtension

The IAuthenticationExtension type exposes the following members.

Public propertyLocalizedNameGets the localized name of the extension to be displayed in a user interface. (Inherited from IExtension.)

Public methodGetUserInfoReturns the current user identity.
Public methodIsValidPrincipalNameIndicates whether the specified principal name is valid.
Public methodLogonUserCreates a logon session for the user associated with the given credentials.
Public methodSetConfigurationUsed to pass custom configuration data to an extension. (Inherited from IExtension.)

The IAuthenticationExtension interface in Reporting Services enables your security extension to specify a custom way for the report server to authenticate users. To create an authentication extension class, implement IAuthenticationExtension.

Your authentication extension should provide implementations for the LogonUser, GetUserInfo, and IsValidPrincipalName methods. Implementing IAuthenticationExtension enables your security extension to validate user credentials against a specified authority and enables the report server to access user information.

The primary way in which you can implement a custom authentication extension is through the use of Forms authentication. For more information, see "Forms Authentication Provider" in your .NET Framework Developer's Guide.

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