Provides the base authentication interface for Web client authentication modules.

See Also: IAuthenticationModule Members


public interface IAuthenticationModule


The System.Net.IAuthenticationModule interface defines the properties and methods that custom authentication modules must use.

Authentication modules conduct the entire authentication process with a server, responding to an authentication challenge as appropriate. This process may consist of requests to an authentication server separate from the resource server, as well as any other activities required to properly authenticate a request for a URI.

Custom authentication modules should implement the System.Net.IAuthenticationModule interface and then register with the AuthenticationManager.Register(IAuthenticationModule) method. Authentication modules are also registered at program initialization by reading the configuration file.


Namespace: System.Net
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
Assembly Versions: 1.0.x.x, 1.0.5000.0,,