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AuthorizationSection Class

Configures a Web application authorization. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:  System.Web.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public sealed class AuthorizationSection : ConfigurationSection

The AuthorizationSection type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodAuthorizationSectionInfrastructure. Initializes a new instance of the AuthorizationSection class using default settings.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyCurrentConfigurationGets a reference to the top-level Configuration instance that represents the configuration hierarchy that the current ConfigurationElement instance belongs to. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyElementInformationGets an ElementInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationElement object. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected propertyElementPropertyGets the ConfigurationElementProperty object that represents the ConfigurationElement object itself. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected propertyEvaluationContextGets the ContextInformation object for the ConfigurationElement object. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected propertyItem[ConfigurationProperty]Gets or sets a property or attribute of this configuration element. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected propertyItem[String]Gets or sets a property, attribute, or child element of this configuration element. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockAllAttributesExceptGets the collection of locked attributes. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockAllElementsExceptGets the collection of locked elements. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockAttributesGets the collection of locked attributes (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockElementsGets the collection of locked elements. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockItemGets or sets a value indicating whether the element is locked. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected propertyPropertiesGets the collection of properties. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyRulesGets the AuthorizationRuleCollection of AuthorizationRule rules.
Public propertySectionInformationGets a SectionInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationSection object. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
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  NameDescription
Protected methodDeserializeElementReads XML from the configuration file. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodDeserializeSectionInfrastructure. Reads XML from the configuration file. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Public methodEqualsCompares the current ConfigurationElement instance to the specified object. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
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 methodGetHashCodeGets a unique value representing the current ConfigurationElement instance. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodGetRuntimeObjectReturns a custom object when overridden in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Protected methodGetTransformedAssemblyStringReturns the transformed version of the specified assembly name. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodGetTransformedTypeStringReturns the transformed version of the specified type name. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodInitSets the ConfigurationElement object to its initial state. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodInitializeDefaultUsed to initialize a default set of values for the ConfigurationElement object. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodIsModifiedIndicates whether this configuration element has been modified since it was last saved or loaded when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Public methodIsReadOnlyGets a value indicating whether the ConfigurationElement object is read-only. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodListErrorsAdds the invalid-property errors in this ConfigurationElement object, and in all subelements, to the passed list. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodOnDeserializeUnrecognizedAttributeGets a value indicating whether an unknown attribute is encountered during deserialization. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodOnDeserializeUnrecognizedElementGets a value indicating whether an unknown element is encountered during deserialization. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodOnRequiredPropertyNotFoundThrows an exception when a required property is not found. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodPostDeserializeCalled after deserialization. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodPreSerializeCalled before serialization. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodResetResets the internal state of the ConfigurationElement object, including the locks and the properties collections. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodResetModifiedResets the value of the IsModified method to false when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Protected methodSerializeElementWrites the contents of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodSerializeSectionInfrastructure. Creates an XML string containing an unmerged view of the ConfigurationSection object as a single section to write to a file. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Protected methodSerializeToXmlElementWrites the outer tags of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodSetPropertyValueSets a property to the specified value. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodSetReadOnlySets the IsReadOnly property for the ConfigurationElement object and all subelements. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodShouldSerializeElementInTargetVersionIndicates whether the specified element should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Protected methodShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersionIndicates whether the specified property should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Protected methodShouldSerializeSectionInTargetVersionIndicates whether the current ConfigurationSection instance should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodUnmergeModifies the ConfigurationElement object to remove all values that should not be saved. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
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The AuthorizationSection class provides a way to programmatically access and modify the authorization section of a configuration file.

This type is part of a group that includes the AuthorizationRule, the AuthorizationRuleCollection, and the AuthorizationRuleAction types.

NoteNote

The AuthorizationSection can read and write information from and to the related section of the configuration file according to the section property AllowDefinition whose value is Everywhere.

The following code example shows how to obtain the AuthorizationSection object from the configuration file of an existing Web application. You can use this object to access its members. The configuration file will contain a setup similar to the following.

NoteNote

If you use the credentials section, be sure to follow the guidelines explained at ASP.NET Authentication. For scalability and better security capability, it is recommended that you use an external database to store the users' credentials. For more information about building secure ASP.NET applications, search the Microsoft MSDN Web site (msdn.microsoft.com) for "Securing Your ASP.NET Application" and "Building Secure ASP.NET Applications: Authentication, Authorization, and Secure Communication."

<authorization>
  <allow users="userName" roles="admin" verbs="post" />
  <deny users="*" verbs="post"/>
</authorization>


// Get the Web application configuration.
System.Configuration.Configuration configuration = 
    WebConfigurationManager.OpenWebConfiguration(
    "/aspnetTest");



// Get the section.
AuthorizationSection authorizationSection = 
    (AuthorizationSection)configuration.GetSection(
    "system.web/authorization");


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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.

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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