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RolePrincipal Constructor (String, IIdentity, String)

Instantiates a RolePrincipal object for the specified identity using the specified providerName and role information from the specified encryptedTicket.

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

public RolePrincipal(
	string providerName,
	IIdentity identity,
	string encryptedTicket


Type: System.String

The name of the role provider for the user.

Type: System.Security.Principal.IIdentity

The user identity to create the RolePrincipal for.

Type: System.String

A string that contains encrypted role information.


identity is null.


encryptedTicket is null.


providerName is null.


providerName refers to a role provider that does not exist in the configuration for the application.

This overload of the RolePrincipal constructor creates a new RolePrincipal object and initializes its property values. Role information for the current user is read from the supplied encryptedTicket and cached with the RolePrincipal object. The ProviderName property is set to the value specified in the providerName parameter.

For information on enabling role management, see the Roles class.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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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