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WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs Class

Provides data for the WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:  System.Web.Security
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
[AspNetHostingPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
public sealed class WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs : EventArgs

The WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs class is used to supply event values to the WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event and to enable you to specify a custom Windows identity for the current request.

The WindowsAuthenticationModule constructs a WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs object using the Windows identity supplied by IIS and the current HttpContext and passes it to the WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event.

You can use the User property of the WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs object supplied to the WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event to set the User property of the current HttpContext to a custom IPrincipal object. If you do not specify a value for the User property during the WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event, the Windows identity supplied by IIS is used as the identity for the current request. If IIS uses anonymous authentication, then the Identity property is set to the identity returned by the GetAnonymous method.

The WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event is raised only when the authentication Mode is set to Windows and the WindowsAuthenticationModule is an active HTTP module for the application.

The following code example uses the WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event to set the User property of the current HttpContext to a custom IPrincipal object.

public void WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate(object sender, WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs args)
{
  if (!args.Identity.IsAnonymous)
  {
    args.User = new Samples.AspNet.Security.MyPrincipal(args.Identity);
  }
}
System.Object
  System.EventArgs
    System.Web.Security.WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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