WebRequest.UseDefaultCredentials Property


When overridden in a descendant class, gets or sets a Boolean value that controls whether DefaultCredentials are sent with requests.

 virtual property bool UseDefaultCredentials { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public virtual bool UseDefaultCredentials { get; set; }
member this.UseDefaultCredentials : bool with get, set
Public Overridable Property UseDefaultCredentials As Boolean

Property Value


true if the default credentials are used; otherwise false. The default value is false.


You attempted to set this property after the request was sent.

Any attempt is made to access the property, when the property is not overridden in a descendant class.


Set this property to true when requests made by this WebRequest object should, if requested by the server, be authenticated using the credentials of the currently logged on user. For client applications, this is the desired behavior in most scenarios. For middle tier applications, such as ASP.NET applications, instead of using this property, you would typically set the Credentials property to the credentials of the client on whose behalf the request is made.

Applies to