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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)

public GenericIdentity(
	string name,
	string type
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

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

type
Type: System.String

The type of authentication used to identify the user.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The name parameter is null.

-or-

The type parameter is null.

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 =
    new GenericIdentity(userName, authenticationType);

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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