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SecurityManager.PolicyHierarchy Method

Provides an enumerator to access the security policy hierarchy by levels, such as computer policy and user policy.

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

public static IEnumerator PolicyHierarchy ()
public static IEnumerator PolicyHierarchy ()
public static function PolicyHierarchy () : IEnumerator

Return Value

An IEnumerator for PolicyLevel objects that compose the security policy hierarchy.

Exception typeCondition

SecurityException

The code that calls this method does not have SecurityPermissionFlag.ControlPolicy.

The returned enumerator provides successive PolicyLevel objects that represent the policy at the respective (machine, user, enterprise, application domain) level of the hierarchy. These objects are the live policy objects; altering these objects can have unpredictable results.

Minimum policy hierarchy consists of a machine level, an enterprise level, and a user level. However, the hierarchy can include additional levels.

For the complete example, see the SecurityManager class topic.

private static void DeleteCustomCodeGroups()
{
    // Delete the custom code groups that were created.
    IEnumerator policyEnumerator = SecurityManager.PolicyHierarchy();
    while(policyEnumerator.MoveNext())
    {
        PolicyLevel machineLevel = (PolicyLevel)policyEnumerator.Current;
        IList childCodeGroups = machineLevel.RootCodeGroup.Children;
        IEnumerator childGroups = childCodeGroups.GetEnumerator();
        while(childGroups.MoveNext())
        {
            CodeGroup thisCodeGroup = (CodeGroup)childGroups.Current;
            if( thisCodeGroup.Name == "MyCompanyCodeGroup")
            {
                machineLevel.RootCodeGroup.RemoveChild(thisCodeGroup);
            }
        }
    }
}

private static void DeleteCustomCodeGroups()
{
    // Delete the custom code groups that were created.
    IEnumerator policyEnumerator = SecurityManager.PolicyHierarchy();
    while (policyEnumerator.MoveNext()) {
        PolicyLevel machineLevel = 
            ((PolicyLevel)(policyEnumerator.get_Current()));
        IList childCodeGroups = 
            machineLevel.get_RootCodeGroup().get_Children();
        IEnumerator childGroups = childCodeGroups.GetEnumerator();
        while (childGroups.MoveNext()) {
            CodeGroup thisCodeGroup = 
                ((CodeGroup)(childGroups.get_Current()));
            if (thisCodeGroup.get_Name().equalsIgnoreCase
                    ("MyCompanyCodeGroup")) {
                machineLevel.get_RootCodeGroup()
                    .RemoveChild(thisCodeGroup);
            }
        }
    }
} //DeleteCustomCodeGroups

  • SecurityPermission  for the ability to view and modify policy. Associated enumeration: SecurityPermissionFlag.ControlPolicy

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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