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GenericIdentity Constructor (String, String)

Initializes a new instance of the GenericIdentity class representing the user with the specified name and authentication type.

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

	String^ name, 
	String^ type


Type: System::String

The name of the user on whose behalf the code is running.

Type: System::String

The type of authentication used to identify the user.


The name parameter is nullptr.


The type parameter is nullptr.

The following code shows the use of the GenericIdentity constructor. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the GenericIdentity class.

WindowsIdentity^ windowsIdentity = WindowsIdentity::GetCurrent();

// Construct a GenericIdentity object based on the current Windows 
// identity name and authentication type.
String^ authenticationType = windowsIdentity->AuthenticationType;
String^ userName = windowsIdentity->Name;
GenericIdentity^ authenticatedGenericIdentity = gcnew GenericIdentity( userName,authenticationType );

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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