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GenericIdentity Class

Represents a generic user.

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

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public class GenericIdentity : ClaimsIdentity

The GenericIdentity type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Protected methodGenericIdentity(GenericIdentity)Initializes a new instance of the GenericIdentity class by using the specified GenericIdentity object.
Public methodGenericIdentity(String)Initializes a new instance of the GenericIdentity class representing the user with the specified name.
Public methodGenericIdentity(String, String)Initializes a new instance of the GenericIdentity class representing the user with the specified name and authentication type.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyActorGets or sets the identity of the calling party that was granted delegation rights. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
Public propertyAuthenticationTypeGets the type of authentication used to identify the user. (Overrides ClaimsIdentity.AuthenticationType.)
Public propertyBootstrapContextGets or sets the token that was used to create this claims identity. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
Public propertyClaimsGets all claims for the user represented by this generic identity. (Overrides ClaimsIdentity.Claims.)
Public propertyIsAuthenticatedGets a value indicating whether the user has been authenticated. (Overrides ClaimsIdentity.IsAuthenticated.)
Public propertyLabelGets or sets the label for this claims identity. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
Public propertyNameGets the user's name. (Overrides ClaimsIdentity.Name.)
Public propertyNameClaimTypeGets the claim type that is used to determine which claims provide the value for the Name property of this claims identity. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
Public propertyRoleClaimTypeGets the claim type that will be interpreted as a .NET Framework role among the claims in this claims identity. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodAddClaimAdds a single claim to this claims identity. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
Public methodAddClaimsAdds a list of claims to this claims identity. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
Public methodCloneCreates a new object that is a copy of the current instance. (Overrides ClaimsIdentity.Clone().)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodFindAll(Predicate<Claim>)Retrieves all of the claims that are matched by the specified predicate. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
Public methodFindAll(String)Retrieves all of the claims that have the specified claim type. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
Public methodFindFirst(Predicate<Claim>)Retrieves the first claim that is matched by the specified predicate. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
Public methodFindFirst(String)Retrieves the first claim with the specified claim type. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodGetObjectDataPopulates the SerializationInfo with data needed to serialize the current ClaimsIdentity object. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodHasClaim(Predicate<Claim>)Determines whether this claims identity has a claim that is matched by the specified predicate. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
Public methodHasClaim(String, String)Determines whether this claims identity has a claim with the specified claim type and value. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodRemoveClaimAttempts to remove a claim from the claims identity. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodTryRemoveClaimAttempts to remove a claim from the claims identity. (Inherited from ClaimsIdentity.)
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An identity object represents the user on whose behalf the code is running.

The following example shows the use of members of the GenericIdentity class.

using System;
using System.Security.Principal;

class GenericIdentityMembers
{
    [STAThread]
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        // Create a GenericIdentity object with no authentication type  
        // specified.
        GenericIdentity defaultIdentity = new GenericIdentity("DefaultUser");

        // Retrieve a GenericIdentity created from current WindowsIdentity 
        // values.
        GenericIdentity currentIdentity = GetGenericIdentity();

        ShowIdentityPreferences(new GenericIdentity(""));
        ShowIdentityPreferences(defaultIdentity);
        ShowIdentityPreferences(currentIdentity);

        Console.WriteLine("The sample completed successfully; " +
            "press Enter to continue.");
        Console.ReadLine();
    }

    // Print identity preferences to the console window. 
    private static void ShowIdentityPreferences(
        GenericIdentity genericIdentity)
    {
        // Retrieve the name of the generic identity object. 
        string identityName = genericIdentity.Name;

        // Retrieve the authentication type of the generic identity object. 
        string identityAuthenticationType = 
            genericIdentity.AuthenticationType;

        Console.WriteLine("Name: " + identityName);
        Console.WriteLine("Type: " + identityAuthenticationType);

        // Verify that the user's identity has been authenticated 
        // (was created with a valid name). 
        if (genericIdentity.IsAuthenticated)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("The user's identity has been authenticated.");
        }
        else
        {
            Console.WriteLine("The user's identity has not been " + 
                "authenticated.");
        }
        Console.WriteLine("~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~");
    }

    // Create generic identity based on values from the current 
    // WindowsIdentity. 
    private static GenericIdentity GetGenericIdentity()
    {
        // Get values from the current WindowsIdentity.
        WindowsIdentity windowsIdentity = WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent();

        // Construct a GenericIdentity object based on the current Windows 
        // identity name and authentication type. 
        string authenticationType = windowsIdentity.AuthenticationType;
        string userName = windowsIdentity.Name;
        GenericIdentity authenticatedGenericIdentity =
            new GenericIdentity(userName, authenticationType);

        return authenticatedGenericIdentity;
    }
}

.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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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