How to authenticate users against Active Directory

J.D. Meier, Jason Taylor, Prashant Bansode, Carlos Farre, Madhu Sundararajan, Steve Gregersen.

Use Windows authentication to authenticate users in Active Directory. Windows Authentication is supported with Transport and Message security mode on all of the standard bindings.

If Windows authentication is not possible because of infrastructure limitations like firewall between clients and AD etc. Use other authentication options like Basic, Digest, NTLM with transport security or username authentication with windows when using message security, all this options translates to windows authentication.

Following example shows you how to configure the client credentials WCF to use Windows authentication.
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<bindings>
  <wsHttpBinding>
    <binding name="wsHttpEndpointBinding">
      <security>
*        <message clientCredentialType="Windows" />*
      </security>
    </binding>
  </wsHttpBinding>
</bindings>
…

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Last edited May 7, 2008 at 11:59 PM by prashantbansode, version 1

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