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RolePrincipal Constructor (IIdentity)

Instantiates a RolePrincipal object for the specified identity.

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

public RolePrincipal(
	IIdentity identity


Type: System.Security.Principal.IIdentity

The user identity to create the RolePrincipal for.


identity is null.

This overload of the RolePrincipal constructor creates a new RolePrincipal object and initializes its property values. Cached role information is not read from the cookie identified by the CookieName property. The ProviderName property is set to the Name of the default role provider.

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

The following code example creates a new RolePrincipal object. If CacheRolesInCookie is true, the example creates the RolePrincipal with cookie information from the cookie identified by the CookieName property.

RolePrincipal r;

if (Roles.CacheRolesInCookie)
  string roleCookie = "";

  HttpCookie cookie = HttpContext.Current.Request.Cookies[Roles.CookieName];
  if (cookie != null) { roleCookie = cookie.Value; }

  r = new RolePrincipal(User.Identity, roleCookie);
  r = new RolePrincipal(User.Identity);

.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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