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WindowsIdentity.IsAnonymous Property

Gets a value indicating whether the user account is identified as an anonymous account by the system.

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

public virtual bool IsAnonymous { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the user account is an anonymous account; otherwise, false.

Anonymous accounts are typically only encountered from within ASP.NET-based applications when anonymous access is allowed by the Microsoft Internet Information Services.

The following code shows the use of the IsAnonymous property to return a value indicating whether the user account is identified as an anonymous account by the system. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the WindowsIdentity class.


if (!windowsIdentity.IsAnonymous)
{
    propertyDescription += " is not an Anonymous account";
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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