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ServiceSecurityContext.Current.PrimaryIdentity.AuthenticationType Throwing System.UnauthorizedAccess

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 06, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WCF


I have a WCF web service enabled with two binding configurations. One using basicHTTPBinding with NTLM authentication and another with wsHTTPBinding using X509 certificate authentication.



I am trying to retrieve the AuthenticationType from the ServiceSecurityContext.Current.PrimaryIdentity.AuthenticationType property. It throws me the following error:


Type : System.UnauthorizedAccessException, mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
Message : Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation.
Source : mscorlib
Help link :
Data : System.Collections.ListDictionaryInternal
TargetSite : System.String get_AuthenticationType()
Stack Trace :    at System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity.get_AuthenticationType()

Here comes the configurations and code for you to have a look:

A separate application pool is used, a service account is configured as Identity.

Directory Security >
Integrated Windows Authentication : Enabled
Anonymous : Enabled


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