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Authenticate credentials in C# using LDAP

The following statement references types in assembly System.DirectoryServices.dll, needed to validate credentials using LDAP

using System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement;

The following code illustrated how to check whether the credentials specified by a user are valid, and whether they are part of a specific group

PrincipalContext context = new PrincipalContext(ContextType.Domain, "domain name or ip address", "username", "password");

if (!context.ValidateCredentials("username", "password"))
    throw new Exception("Invalid username or password.");

UserPrincipal user = UserPrincipal.FindByIdentity(context, "username");
GroupPrincipal group = GroupPrincipal.FindByIdentity(context, "group");

if (user == null || group == null)
    throw new Exception("Invalid username or group.");

if (!user.IsMemberOf(group))
    throw new Exception($"Username not a member of group.");

You can use systeminfo command in the command shell to find the domain name, or in PowerShell use

echo $env:USERDOMAIN