WCF Service (Federation) Scenario (Security Settings for Port <Port_Name> Dialog Box)

Relevant for: API testing only

In the WCF Service (Federation) scenario, the client authenticates against the STS (Security Token Service) to obtain a token. The client uses the token to authenticate against the application server.

User interface elements are described below (unlabeled elements are shown in angle brackets).

UI Elements


  • Transport. The transport type: HTTP or HTTPS.

  • Encoding. The server's encoding policy: Text or MTOM.

  • Authentication mode. A drop down list of possible modes of authentication, such as AnonymousForCertificate or MutualCertificate.

  • Bootstrap Policy. A drop down list of possible bootstrap policies for Secure Conversation authentication, such as SspiNegotiated or UserNameOverTransport.


The identity information for the bindings and certificate:

  • Server certificate. A certificate that provides identity information for the server. Use the Browse button to open the Select Certificate Dialog Box.

  • Expected DNS. The expected identity of the server in terms of its DNS. This can be localhost, an IP address, or a server name.

STS (Security Token Service) Details

Information about the STS:

  • Endpoint address. The endpoint address of the STS. This can be localhost, an IP address, or a server name.

  • Binding. The scenario which references the binding that contacts the STS.


Opens the Advanced Settings dialog box. For details, see Advanced Settings Dialog Box.