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The RasSetCredentials function sets the user credentials associated with a specified RAS phone-book entry.

DWORD RasSetCredentials(

    LPTSTR lpszPhonebook,

// pointer to the full path and filename of a phone-book file

    LPTSTR lpszEntry,

// pointer to the name of a phone-book entry

    LPRASCREDENTIALS lpCredentials, 

// pointer to structure that specifies the credentials

    BOOL fClearCredentials 

// pointer to structure that specifies the credentials



Pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the full path and filename of a phone-book (.PBK) file. If this parameter is NULL, the function uses the current default phone-book file. The default phone-book file is the one selected by the user in the User Preferences property sheet of the Dial-Up Networking dialog box.
Pointer to a null-terminated string that contains the name of a phone-book entry.
Pointer to a RASCREDENTIALS structure that specifies the user credentials to set for the specified phone-book entry. Before calling RasSetCredentials, set the dwSize member of the structure to sizeof(RASCREDENTIALS). Set the dwMask member to indicate the credential information to be set.
Flag that indicates whether RasSetCredentials clears existing credentials by setting them to the empty string, . If this flag is TRUE, the dwMask member of the RASCREDENTIALS structure indicates the credentials that the function sets to the empty string. If this flag is FALSE, the function sets the indicated credentials according to the contents of their corresponding RASCREDENTIALS members.

Return Values

If the function succeeds the return value is zero.

If the function fails, the return value can be one of the following error codes:




The specified phone book cannot be found.


The specified entry does not exist in the phone book.


The lpCredentials parameter was NULL.


The dwSize member of the RASCREDENTIALS structure is an unrecognized value.


The RasSetCredentials function sets the user credentials associated with a specified RAS phone-book entry. The credentials stored with a phone-book entry are the credentials of the last user to successfully connect using the specified phone-book entry, or the credentials subsequently specified in a call to the RasSetCredentials or RasSetEntryDialParams function for the phone-book entry.

The RasSetCredentials function is the preferred way of securely storing credentials with a phone-book entry. RasSetCredentials supersedes the RasSetEntryDialParams function, which may not be supported in future releases of Windows NT.

See Also

RASCREDENTIALS, RasGetCredentials, RasSetEntryDialParams 


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