<authenticationModules> Element (Network Settings)

 

Specifies modules used to authenticate network requests.

<configuration>
<system.net>
<authenticationModules>

  
      <authenticationModules>   
</authenticationModules>  

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

Attributes

None.

Child Elements

ElementDescription
addAdds an authentication module to the application.
clearClears all authentication modules from the application.
removeRemoves an authentication module from the application.

Parent Elements

ElementDescription
system.netContains 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.

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>  

IAuthenticationModule
AuthenticationManager
Network Settings Schema

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