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FileSystemAccessRule Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Represents an abstraction of an access control entry (ACE) that defines an access rule for a file or directory. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace: System.Security.AccessControl
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public sealed class FileSystemAccessRule : AccessRule
public final class FileSystemAccessRule extends AccessRule
public final class FileSystemAccessRule extends AccessRule

The FileSystemAccessRule class represents an abstraction of an underlying access control entry (ACE) that specifies a user account, the type of access to provide (read, write, and so on), and whether to allow or deny that right. This class can also specify how access rules are propagated to child objects.

Use the FileSystemAccessRule class to create a new access rule. You can persist the rule using the FileSecurity or DirectorySecurity class.

The following code example uses the FileSecurity class to add and then remove an access control entry (ACE) from a file. You must supply a valid user or group account to run this example.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Security.AccessControl;

namespace FileSystemExample
{
    class FileExample
    {
        public static void Main()
        {
            try
            {
                string fileName = "test.xml";

                Console.WriteLine("Adding access control entry for " 
                    + fileName);

                // Add the access control entry to the file.
                AddFileSecurity(fileName, @"DomainName\AccountName",
                    FileSystemRights.ReadData, AccessControlType.Allow);

                Console.WriteLine("Removing access control entry from " 
                    + fileName);

                // Remove the access control entry from the file.
                RemoveFileSecurity(fileName, @"DomainName\AccountName", 
                    FileSystemRights.ReadData, AccessControlType.Allow);

                Console.WriteLine("Done.");
            }
            catch (Exception e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(e);
            }
        }

        // Adds an ACL entry on the specified file for the specified account.
        public static void AddFileSecurity(string fileName, string account, 
            FileSystemRights rights, AccessControlType controlType)
        {
            

            // Get a FileSecurity object that represents the 
            // current security settings.
            FileSecurity fSecurity = File.GetAccessControl(fileName);

            // Add the FileSystemAccessRule to the security settings. 
            fSecurity.AddAccessRule(new FileSystemAccessRule(account,
                rights, controlType));

            // Set the new access settings.
            File.SetAccessControl(fileName, fSecurity);

        }

        // Removes an ACL entry on the specified file for the specified account.
        public static void RemoveFileSecurity(string fileName, string account, 
            FileSystemRights rights, AccessControlType controlType)
        {

            // Get a FileSecurity object that represents the 
            // current security settings.
            FileSecurity fSecurity = File.GetAccessControl(fileName);

            // Add the FileSystemAccessRule to the security settings. 
            fSecurity.RemoveAccessRule(new FileSystemAccessRule(account,
                rights, controlType));

            // Set the new access settings.
            File.SetAccessControl(fileName, fSecurity);

        }
    }
}

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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