M-Files API 22.6.11519.0
ConnectWithAuthenticationDataEx3 Method
MFilesServerApplication Object : ConnectWithAuthenticationDataEx3 Method
Information about the plugin that produced the authentication data.
The specified authentication data.
Authentication attempt identifier used with multileg authentication protocols.
Optional parameter. The time zone.

Protocol sequence name to be used in server communication. Supported protocols include:

The network address of a server computer. Either a human readable computer name or an IP address in dotted decimal format. The default value is "localhost".

Specifies the communication port on which the server listens for calls.

With the TCP/IP protocol, specify the TCP port that M-Files Server is listening to. Typically this value is 2266.

With the HTTPS protocol, specify the M-Files Server endpoint that will be used between the RPC Proxy and M-Files Server on the server side. Typically this value is 4466. Note that this parameter does not affect the port that the client uses to communicate with the server. Regardless of this setting, the client will always use the standard HTTPS port for communicating with the server.

With the LPC protocol, specify "MFServerCommon_F5EE352D-6A03-4866-9988-C69CEA2C39BF" to connect to the local M-Files Server instance regardless of its version. If multiple versions of M-Files Server are running on the same computer, the first instance that has started has been registered to listen to this endpoint. Alternatively, you can leave this parameter empty in order to connect to the exact same version of M-Files Server as the M-Files API version you are using. If you leave the Endpoint parameter empty with the LPC protocol, M-Files API uses a version-specific endpoint name to connect to M-Files Server.

The default endpoint for the gRPC protocol is 7766. With the local gRPC protocol, use the version of the M-Files Server instance you are connecting to as the endpoint value. For instance, 20.9.9403.0. Use an empty value for referring to the current installation.

Specifies whether to encrypt data between the M-Files Client service and the M-Files Server service. Applies to certain protocol sequences only.

With non-local gRPC, the value must be true when the server you are connecting to uses TLS and false when the server does not use TLS. With local gRPC, the recommended value is false.

The name of the client computer (the host name of the client). If empty, the system-supplied name of the local computer is used.
True if anonymous connections can be attempted. This can be used to retrieve replicated vaults.
The name of the computer that the user attempts to connect to.
The specified client culture information. See also ClientCulture Property.
Description
Connects to a server with the specified authentication data. Use the ConnectWithAuthenticationDataEx6 method for additional options.
Syntax
Visual Basic
Public Function ConnectWithAuthenticationDataEx3( _
   ByVal PluginInfo As PluginInfo, _
   ByVal AuthenticationData As NamedValues, _
   Optional ByVal AttemptIdentifier As String = "", _
   Optional ByVal TimeZone As TimeZoneInformation = 0, _
   Optional ByVal ProtocolSequence As String = "ncacn_ip_tcp", _
   Optional ByVal NetworkAddress As String = "localhost", _
   Optional ByVal Endpoint As String = 2266, _
   Optional ByVal EncryptedConnection As Boolean = False, _
   Optional ByVal LocalComputerName As String = "", _
   Optional ByVal AllowAnonymousConnection As Boolean = False, _
   Optional ByVal LogicalTargetServer As String = "", _
   Optional ByVal ClientCulture As String = "" _
) As AuthenticationResult
Parameters
PluginInfo
Information about the plugin that produced the authentication data.
AuthenticationData
The specified authentication data.
AttemptIdentifier
Authentication attempt identifier used with multileg authentication protocols.
TimeZone
Optional parameter. The time zone.
ProtocolSequence

Protocol sequence name to be used in server communication. Supported protocols include:

  • "ncacn_ip_tcp" (TCP/IP protocol)
  • "ncacn_spx" (SPX protocol)
  • "ncalrpc" (local interprocess call, LPC)
  • "ncacn_http" (HTTPS)
  • "grpc" (gRPC)
  • "grpc-local" (local gRPC)
NetworkAddress
The network address of a server computer. Either a human readable computer name or an IP address in dotted decimal format. The default value is "localhost".
Endpoint

Specifies the communication port on which the server listens for calls.

With the TCP/IP protocol, specify the TCP port that M-Files Server is listening to. Typically this value is 2266.

With the HTTPS protocol, specify the M-Files Server endpoint that will be used between the RPC Proxy and M-Files Server on the server side. Typically this value is 4466. Note that this parameter does not affect the port that the client uses to communicate with the server. Regardless of this setting, the client will always use the standard HTTPS port for communicating with the server.

With the LPC protocol, specify "MFServerCommon_F5EE352D-6A03-4866-9988-C69CEA2C39BF" to connect to the local M-Files Server instance regardless of its version. If multiple versions of M-Files Server are running on the same computer, the first instance that has started has been registered to listen to this endpoint. Alternatively, you can leave this parameter empty in order to connect to the exact same version of M-Files Server as the M-Files API version you are using. If you leave the Endpoint parameter empty with the LPC protocol, M-Files API uses a version-specific endpoint name to connect to M-Files Server.

The default endpoint for the gRPC protocol is 7766. With the local gRPC protocol, use the version of the M-Files Server instance you are connecting to as the endpoint value. For instance, 20.9.9403.0. Use an empty value for referring to the current installation.

EncryptedConnection

Specifies whether to encrypt data between the M-Files Client service and the M-Files Server service. Applies to certain protocol sequences only.

With non-local gRPC, the value must be true when the server you are connecting to uses TLS and false when the server does not use TLS. With local gRPC, the recommended value is false.

LocalComputerName
The name of the client computer (the host name of the client). If empty, the system-supplied name of the local computer is used.
AllowAnonymousConnection
True if anonymous connections can be attempted. This can be used to retrieve replicated vaults.
LogicalTargetServer
The name of the computer that the user attempts to connect to.
ClientCulture
The specified client culture information. See also ClientCulture Property.
See Also

MFilesServerApplication Object  | MFilesServerApplication Members