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WindowsAuthenticationModule Class

Sets the identity of the user for an ASP.NET application when Windows authentication is enabled. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace: System.Web.Security
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public sealed class WindowsAuthenticationModule : IHttpModule
public final class WindowsAuthenticationModule implements IHttpModule
public final class WindowsAuthenticationModule implements IHttpModule
Not applicable.

When the authentication Mode is set to Windows, the WindowsAuthenticationModule sets the User property of the current HttpContext to an IPrincipal object that represents the Windows identity supplied by IIS for the current request. If IIS uses anonymous authentication, then the WindowsAuthenticationModule uses the identity returned by the GetAnonymous method.

The WindowsAuthenticationModule exposes an Authenticate event that enables you to provide a custom IPrincipal object for the User property of the current HttpContext. The Authenticate event is accessed by specifying a subroutine named WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate in the Global.asax file for your ASP.NET application.

The following code example uses the WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event to set the User property of the current HttpContext to a custom IPrincipal object.

public void WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate(object sender, WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs args)
{
  if (!args.Identity.IsAnonymous)
  {
    args.User = new Samples.AspNet.Security.MyPrincipal(args.Identity);
  }
}

System.Object
  System.Web.Security.WindowsAuthenticationModule

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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