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PrincipalPermissionAttribute Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the PrincipalPermissionAttribute class with the specified SecurityAction.

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

public PrincipalPermissionAttribute(
	SecurityAction action
)

Parameters

action
Type: System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction

One of the SecurityAction values.

Demand, InheritanceDemand, and LinkDemand are the only values of SecurityAction that have meaning for this attribute. Other actions do not apply to permissions that are not code access permissions.

The following example demonstrates how to use the PrincipalPermissionAttribute constructor to demand that the current user be an administrator.

NoteNote

In Windows Vista, User Account Control (UAC) determines the privileges of a user. If you are a member of the Built-in Administrators group, you are assigned two run-time access tokens: a standard user access token and an administrator access token. By default, you are in the standard user role. To execute the code that requires you to be an administrator, you must first elevate your privileges from standard user to administrator. You can do this when you start an application by right-clicking the application icon and indicating that you want to run as an administrator.

using System;
using System.Threading;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.Security.Principal;

class SecurityPrincipalDemo
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        try
        {
            // PrincipalPolicy must be set to WindowsPrincipal to check roles.
            AppDomain.CurrentDomain.SetPrincipalPolicy(PrincipalPolicy.WindowsPrincipal);
            // Check using the PrincipalPermissionAttribute
            CheckAdministrator();
            // Check using PrincipalPermission class.
            PrincipalPermission principalPerm = new PrincipalPermission(null, "Administrators");
            principalPerm.Demand();
            Console.WriteLine("Demand succeeded.");
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
        }
    }
    [PrincipalPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Role = "Administrators")]
    static void CheckAdministrator()
    {
        Console.WriteLine("User is an administrator");
    }
}

.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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