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Public Function IsAuthenticated(ByVal domain As String, ByVal username As String, ByVal pwd As String) As Boolean Dim domainAndUsername As String = domain & "\" & username Dim entry As DirectoryEntry = New DirectoryEntry(_path, domainAndUsername, pwd) Try 'Bind to the native AdsObject to force authentication. Dim obj As Object = entry.NativeObject Dim search As DirectorySearcher = New DirectorySearcher(entry) search.Filter = "(SAMAccountName=" & username & ")" search.PropertiesToLoad.Add("cn") Dim result As SearchResult = search.FindOne() If (result Is Nothing) Then Return False End If 'Update the new path to the user in the directory. _path = result.Path _filterAttribute = CType(result.Properties("cn")(0), String) Catch ex As Exception Throw New Exception("Error authenticating user. " & ex.Message) End Try Return True End Function