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WindowsIdentity.IsAnonymous Property

Gets a value that indicates 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.

The IsAnonymous property detects both the Windows anonymous identity and the anonymous identity that is returned by the GetAnonymous method.

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

The following code shows the use of the IsAnonymous property to detect 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: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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