WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs.Identity Property

Gets the Windows identity passed to the WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs constructor.

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

public WindowsIdentity Identity { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity
The Windows identity passed to the WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs constructor.

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.

If IIS uses anonymous authentication, the Identity property is set to the identity returned by the GetAnonymous method.

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);
  }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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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