Bug 18005 - NetworkCredential constructor does not define SecureString overloads
Summary: NetworkCredential constructor does not define SecureString overloads
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: General ()
Version: master
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- normal
Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Marek Safar
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-02-25 16:29 UTC by Veikko Eeva
Modified: 2014-02-26 04:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Veikko Eeva 2014-02-25 16:29:27 UTC
The MS .NET flavor of NetworkCredential constructor defines SecureString overloads since .NET 4.0 whereas Mono does not.

A minimum program producing the error is

using System.Net;
using System.Security;

class Program
    static void Main(string[] args)
        var credentials = new NetworkCredential("", new SecureString());

A workaround is to use object initializer syntax, and the properties to assign appropriate values with SecureString.

I looked at https://github.com/mono/mono/blob/master/mcs/class/System/System.Net/NetworkCredential.cs, and http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/System.Net.NetworkCredential.aspx. I came across this at https://github.com/fsharp/FSharp.Data/issues/158.
Comment 1 Marek Safar 2014-02-26 04:55:25 UTC
Fixed in master