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SID_IDENTIFIER_AUTHORITY structure

The SID_IDENTIFIER_AUTHORITY structure represents the top-level authority of a security identifier (SID).

Syntax


typedef struct _SID_IDENTIFIER_AUTHORITY {
  BYTE Value[6];
} SID_IDENTIFIER_AUTHORITY, *PSID_IDENTIFIER_AUTHORITY;

Members

Value

An array of 6 bytes specifying a SID's top-level authority.

Remarks

The identifier authority value identifies the agency that issued the SID. The following identifier authorities are predefined.

Identifier authorityValue
SECURITY_NULL_SID_AUTHORITY0
SECURITY_WORLD_SID_AUTHORITY1
SECURITY_LOCAL_SID_AUTHORITY2
SECURITY_CREATOR_SID_AUTHORITY3
SECURITY_NON_UNIQUE_AUTHORITY4
SECURITY_NT_AUTHORITY5
SECURITY_RESOURCE_MANAGER_AUTHORITY9

 

A SID must contain a top-level authority and at least one relative identifier (RID) value.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

Header

Winnt.h (include Windows.h)

See also

AllocateAndInitializeSid
GetSidIdentifierAuthority
InitializeSid
SID

 

 

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