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WindowsPrincipal.Identity Property

Gets the identity of the current principal.

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

public override IIdentity Identity { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Security.Principal.IIdentity
The WindowsIdentity object of the current principal.

Implements

IPrincipal.Identity

The following example retrieves the name of the user by using the Identity property of the WindowsPrincipal object.

WindowsPrincipal wp = new WindowsPrincipal(WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent());
String username = wp.Identity.Name;

.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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