IWMSPublishingPoint.Authenticators (C#)

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IWMSPublishingPoint.Authenticators (C#)

The Authenticators property retrieves an IWMSPlugins object containing a collection of authentication plug-ins.


  IWMSPlugins = IWMSPublishingPoint.Authenticators;

Property Value

An IWMSPlugins object containing authentication plug-ins.

If this property fails, it throws an exception.

Number Description
0xC00D145AL The publishing point was already removed.


This property is read-only. There is no limit to the number of plug-ins that can be in this collection. Authentication plug-ins can use one of three methods to identify clients:

  • The plug-in can request that the client supply a password and user name. The password can be encrypted or sent as clear text.
  • The plug-in can identify the client based on logon credentials.
  • The plug-in can ignore passwords, user names, and logon credentials.

If the plug-in is able to authenticate the client, it sends information about the client to the authorization plug-in to determine whether access permission can be granted.

Example Code

using Microsoft.WindowsMediaServices.Interop;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

// Declare variables.
WMSServer              Server;
IWMSPublishingPoints   PubPoints;
IWMSPublishingPoint    PubPoint;
IWMSPlugins            Plugins;

try {
    // Create a new WMSServer object.
    Server = new WMSServerClass();

    // Retrieve the IWMSPublishingPoints object.
    PubPoints = Server.PublishingPoints;

    // Retrieve information about each publishing point.
    for (int i = 0; i < PubPoints.Count; i++)
        PubPoint = PubPoints[i];

        // Retrieve the IWMSPlugins object
        // containing authentication plug-ins.
        Plugins = PubPoint.Authenticators;
catch (COMException comExc) {
    // TODO: Handle COM exceptions.
catch (Exception e) {
    // TODO: Handle exceptions.


Reference: Add a reference to Microsoft.WindowsMediaServices.

Namespace: Microsoft.WindowsMediaServices.Interop.

Assembly: Microsoft.WindowsMediaServices.dll.

Library: WMSServerTypeLib.dll.

Platform: Windows ServerĀ 2003 family, Windows ServerĀ 2008 family.

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