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TIdAuthentication.Authentication Method

Represents the authentication method name to use.

function Authentication: String; virtual; abstract;

String - Authentication method Name for the object instance.

Authentication is an abstract virtual String function that provides the identity, credentials, and other authentication parameteres for the authentication scheme. 

Authentication must be overridden in a descendant class to implement the specifics for the authenticatiopn scheme, like formatting, encoding, and/or encryption. 

Use AuthParams to access the common parameters for the authentication scheme.

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