MutexSecurity.RemoveAccessRuleSpecific Method (MutexAccessRule)

 

Searches for an access control rule that exactly matches the specified rule and, if found, removes it.

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

public void RemoveAccessRuleSpecific(
	MutexAccessRule rule
)

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

rule is null.

The rule is removed only if it exactly matches rule in all details, including flags. Other rules with the same user and AccessControlType are not affected.

System_CAPS_importantImportant

A rule represents one or more underlying access control entries (ACE), and these entries are split or combined as necessary when you modify the access security rules for a user. Thus, a rule might no longer exist in the specific form it had when it was added, and in that case the RemoveAccessRuleSpecific method cannot remove it.

The following code example shows that the RemoveAccessRuleSpecific method requires an exact match in order to remove a rule, and that rules to allow and deny rights are independent of each other.

The example creates a MutexSecurity object, adds rules that allow and deny various rights for the current user, and then merges additional rights into the Allow access rule. The example then passes the original Allow rule to the RemoveAccessRuleSpecific method, and displays the results, showing that nothing is deleted. The example then constructs a rule that matches the Allow rule in the MutexSecurity object, and successfully uses the RemoveAccessRuleSpecific method to remove the rule.

System_CAPS_noteNote

This example does not attach the security object to a Mutex object. Examples that attach security objects can be found in Mutex.GetAccessControl and Mutex.SetAccessControl.

using System;
using System.Threading;
using System.Security.AccessControl;
using System.Security.Principal;

public class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        // Create a string representing the current user.
        string user = Environment.UserDomainName + "\\" + 
            Environment.UserName;

        // Create a security object that grants no access.
        MutexSecurity mSec = new MutexSecurity();

        // Add a rule that grants the current user the 
        // right to enter or release the mutex.
        MutexAccessRule ruleA = new MutexAccessRule(user, 
            MutexRights.Synchronize | MutexRights.Modify, 
            AccessControlType.Allow);
        mSec.AddAccessRule(ruleA);

        // Add a rule that denies the current user the 
        // right to change permissions on the mutex.
        MutexAccessRule rule = new MutexAccessRule(user, 
            MutexRights.ChangePermissions, 
            AccessControlType.Deny);
        mSec.AddAccessRule(rule);

        // Display the rules in the security object.
        ShowSecurity(mSec);

        // Add a rule that allows the current user the 
        // right to read permissions on the mutex. This rule
        // is merged with the existing Allow rule.
        rule = new MutexAccessRule(user, 
            MutexRights.ReadPermissions, 
            AccessControlType.Allow);
        mSec.AddAccessRule(rule);

        ShowSecurity(mSec);

        // Attempt to remove the original rule (granting
        // the right to enter or release the mutex) with 
        // RemoveAccessRuleSpecific. The removal fails,
        // because the right to read the permissions on the 
        // mutex has been added to the rule, so that it no 
        // longer matches the original rule.
        Console.WriteLine("Attempt to use RemoveAccessRuleSpecific on the original rule.");
        mSec.RemoveAccessRuleSpecific(ruleA);

        ShowSecurity(mSec);

        // Create a rule that grants the current user 
        // the right to enter or release the mutex, and
        // to read permissions. Use this rule to remove
        // the Allow rule for the current user.
        Console.WriteLine("Use RemoveAccessRuleSpecific with the correct rights.");
        rule = new MutexAccessRule(user, 
            MutexRights.Synchronize | MutexRights.Modify | 
                MutexRights.ReadPermissions, 
            AccessControlType.Allow);
        mSec.RemoveAccessRuleSpecific(rule);

        ShowSecurity(mSec);
    }

    private static void ShowSecurity(MutexSecurity security)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("\r\nCurrent access rules:\r\n");

        foreach(MutexAccessRule ar in 
            security.GetAccessRules(true, true, typeof(NTAccount)))
        {
            Console.WriteLine("        User: {0}", ar.IdentityReference);
            Console.WriteLine("        Type: {0}", ar.AccessControlType);
            Console.WriteLine("      Rights: {0}", ar.MutexRights);
            Console.WriteLine();
        }
    }
}

/*This code example produces output similar to following:

Current access rules:

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Deny
      Rights: ChangePermissions

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Allow
      Rights: Modify, Synchronize


Current access rules:

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Deny
      Rights: ChangePermissions

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Allow
      Rights: Modify, ReadPermissions, Synchronize

Attempt to use RemoveAccessRuleSpecific on the original rule.

Current access rules:

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Deny
      Rights: ChangePermissions

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Allow
      Rights: Modify, ReadPermissions, Synchronize

Use RemoveAccessRuleSpecific with the correct rights.

Current access rules:

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Deny
      Rights: ChangePermissions
 */

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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