Authentication Class

Specifies a client proxy that provides user authentication for SharePoint sites that use forms-based authentication.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  websvcAuthentication
Assembly:  STSSOAP (in STSSOAP.dll)


<WebServiceBindingAttribute(Name := "AuthenticationSoap", Namespace := "")> _
Public Class Authentication _
    Inherits SoapHttpClientProtocol
Dim instance As Authentication
[WebServiceBindingAttribute(Name = "AuthenticationSoap", Namespace = "")]
public class Authentication : SoapHttpClientProtocol


There are three authentication systems available to SharePoint sites: Windows authentication, Microsoft Windows Live ID authentication (formerly known as "Passport" authentication), and Forms authentication. For more information about types of authentication, see ASP.NET Authentication.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


Authentication Members

websvcAuthentication Namespace

Other Resources

Authorization and Authentication

ASP.NET Authentication