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WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent Method

Returns a WindowsIdentity object that represents the current Windows user.

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

[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.ControlPrincipal)]
public static WindowsIdentity GetCurrent()

Return Value

Type: System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity
An object that represents the current user.


The caller does not have the correct permissions.

The following code shows the use of the GetCurrent method to return a WindowsIdentity object that represents the current Windows user. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the WindowsIdentity class.

IntPtr accountToken = WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent().Token;
Console.WriteLine( "Token number is: " + accountToken.ToString());

.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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