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UserPrincipal.Current Property

Gets a user principal object that represents the current user under which the thread is running.

Namespace:  System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement
Assembly:  System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement (in System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.dll)

public static UserPrincipal Current { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.UserPrincipal
A UserPrincipal representing the current user.


The underlying store does not support this property.


The user principal object for the current user could not be found. The principal object may contain an access control list to prevent access by unauthorized users.


Multiple user principal objects matching the current user were found.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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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