Specifies the identity of a service by its Service Principal Name (SPN).

For more information about setting the SPN, see Service Identity and Authentication.



<servicePrincipalName value="String" />

Attributes and Elements

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


Attribute Description
value The name by which a client uniquely identifies an instance of a service. If you install multiple instances of a service on computers throughout a forest, each instance must have its own SPN. A given service instance can have multiple SPNs if there are multiple names that clients might use for authentication.

Child Elements


Parent Elements

Element Description
<identity> Specifies the identity of the service to be authenticated by the client.


A secure Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) client that connects to an endpoint with this identity uses the SPN when performing SSPI authentication with the endpoint.

See also