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DataProtectionPermissionFlags Enumeration

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

Specifies the access permissions for encrypting data and memory.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

Namespace: System.Security.Permissions
Assembly: System.Security (in system.security.dll)

[SerializableAttribute] 
[FlagsAttribute] 
public enum DataProtectionPermissionFlags
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute FlagsAttribute() */ 
public enum DataProtectionPermissionFlags
SerializableAttribute 
FlagsAttribute 
public enum DataProtectionPermissionFlags

 Member nameDescription
AllFlagsThe ability to encrypt data, encrypt memory, unencrypt data, and unencrypt memory. 
NoFlagsNo protection abilities. 
ProtectDataThe ability to encrypt data. 
ProtectMemoryThe ability to encrypt memory. 
UnprotectDataThe ability to unencrypt data. 
UnprotectMemoryThe ability to unencrypt memory. 

This enumeration is used by the DataProtectionPermission and DataProtectionPermissionAttribute classes to protect access to encrypted data and memory using the ProtectedData and ProtectedMemory classes.

Caution noteCaution

Many of these flags can have powerful effects and should be granted only to highly trusted code.

The following code example shows the use of the DataProtectionPermissionFlags enumeration. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the DataProtectionPermission class.

[DataProtectionPermission(
     SecurityAction.Deny, 
     Flags = DataProtectionPermissionFlags.ProtectData)]
private static void TryProtectData()
{
    try
    {
        ProtectData();
        return;
    }
    catch (SecurityException e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("A security exception thrown when attempting:" +
            ((DataProtectionPermission)e.DenySetInstance).Flags);
        return;
    }
}


/** @attribute DataProtectionPermission(SecurityAction.Deny, 
    Flags = DataProtectionPermissionFlags.ProtectData)
 */
private static void TryProtectData()
{
    try {
        ProtectData();
        return;
    }
    catch (System.Security.SecurityException e) {
        Console.WriteLine("A security exception thrown when attempting:" 
            + ((DataProtectionPermission)(e.get_DenySetInstance())).
            get_Flags());
        return;
    }
} //TryProtectData

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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