TreeResetNamedSecurityInfo function

The TreeResetNamedSecurityInfo function resets specified security information in the security descriptor of a specified tree of objects. This function allows a specified discretionary access control list (DACL) or any elements in the system access control list (SACL) to be propagated throughout an entire tree. This function supports a callback function to track the progress of the tree operation.

Syntax


DWORD WINAPI TreeResetNamedSecurityInfo(
  _In_     LPTSTR               pObjectName,
  _In_     SE_OBJECT_TYPE       ObjectType,
  _In_     SECURITY_INFORMATION SecurityInfo,
  _In_opt_ PSID                 pOwner,
  _In_opt_ PSID                 pGroup,
  _In_opt_ PACL                 pDacl,
  _In_opt_ PACL                 pSacl,
  _In_     BOOL                 KeepExplicit,
  _In_opt_ FN_PROGRESS          fnProgress,
  _In_     PROG_INVOKE_SETTING  ProgressInvokeSetting,
  _In_opt_ PVOID                Args
);

Parameters

pObjectName [in]

Pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the name of the root node object for the objects that are to receive updated security information. Supported objects are registry keys and file objects. For descriptions of the string formats for the different object types, see SE_OBJECT_TYPE.

ObjectType [in]

A value of the SE_OBJECT_TYPE enumeration that indicates the type of object named by the pObjectName parameter. The supported values are SE_REGISTRY_KEY and SE_FILE_OBJECT, for registry keys and file objects, respectively.

SecurityInfo [in]

A set of bit flags that indicate the type of security information to reset. This parameter can be a combination of the SECURITY_INFORMATION bit flags.

pOwner [in, optional]

A pointer to a SID structure that identifies the owner of the object. The SID must be one that can be assigned as the owner SID of a security descriptor. The SecurityInfo parameter must include the OWNER_SECURITY_INFORMATION flag. To set the owner, the caller must have WRITE_OWNER access to each object, including the root object. If you are not setting the owner SID, this parameter can be NULL.

pGroup [in, optional]

A pointer to a SID structure that identifies the primary group of the object. The SecurityInfo parameter must include the GROUP_SECURITY_INFORMATION flag. To set the group, the caller must have WRITE_OWNER access to each object, including the root object. If you are not setting the primary group SID, this parameter can be NULL.

pDacl [in, optional]

A pointer to an access control list (ACL) structure that represents the new DACL for the objects being reset. The SecurityInfo parameter must include the DACL_SECURITY_INFORMATION flag. The caller must have READ_CONTROL and WRITE_DAC access to each object, including the root object. If you are not setting the DACL, this parameter can be NULL.

pSacl [in, optional]

A pointer to an ACL structure that represents the new SACL for the objects being reset. The SecurityInfo parameter must include any of the following flags: SACL_SECURITY_INFORMATION, LABEL_SECURITY_INFORMATION, ATTRIBUTE_SECURITY_INFORMATION, SCOPE_SECURITY_INFORMATION, or BACKUP_SECURITY_INFORMATION. If setting SACL_SECURITY_INFORMATION or SCOPE_SECURITY_INFORMATION, the caller must have the SE_SECURITY_NAME privilege enabled. If you are not setting the SACL, this parameter can be NULL.

KeepExplicit [in]

Boolean value that defines whether explicitly defined ACEs are kept or deleted for the sub-tree. If KeepExplicit is TRUE, then explicitly defined ACEs are kept for each subtree DACL and SACL, and inherited ACEs are replaced by the inherited ACEs from pDacl and pSacl. If KeepExplicit is FALSE, then explicitly defined ACEs for each subtree DACL and SACL are deleted before the inherited ACEs are replaced by the inherited ACEs from pDacl and pSacl.

fnProgress [in, optional]

A pointer to the function used to track the progress of the TreeResetNamedSecurityInfo function. The prototype of the progress function is:


#include <windows.h>
#include <Aclapi.h>

typedef VOID (*FN_PROGRESS) (
  IN LPWSTR pObjectName,              // Name of object just processed
  IN DWORD Status,                    // Status of operation on object
  IN OUT PPROG_INVOKE_SETTING pInvokeSetting, // When to set
  IN PVOID Args,                      // Caller specific data
  IN BOOL SecuritySet                 // Whether security was set
);


The progress function provides the caller with progress and error information when nodes are processed. The caller specifies the progress function in fnProgress, and during the tree operation, TreeResetNamedSecurityInfo passes the name of the last object processed, the error status of that operation, and the current PROG_INVOKE_SETTING value. The caller can change the PROG_INVOKE_SETTING value by using pInvokeSetting.

If no progress function is to be used, set this parameter to NULL.

ProgressInvokeSetting [in]

A value of the PROG_INVOKE_SETTING enumeration that specifies the initial setting for the progress function.

Args [in, optional]

A pointer to a VOID for progress function arguments specified by the caller.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the function returns ERROR_SUCCESS.

If the function fails, it returns an error code defined in WinError.h.

Remarks

Setting a NULL owner, group, DACL, or SACL is not supported by this function.

If the caller does not contain the proper privileges and permissions to support the requested owner, group, DACL, and SACL updates, then none of the updates are performed.

This function is similar to the TreeSetNamedSecurityInfo function:

  • If the KeepExplicit parameter of TreeResetNamedSecurityInfo is set to TRUE, then the function is equivalent to TreeSetNamedSecurityInfo with the dwAction parameter set to TREE_SEC_INFO_RESET_KEEP_EXPLICIT.
  • If the KeepExplicit parameter of TreeResetNamedSecurityInfo is set to FALSE, then the function is equivalent to TreeSetNamedSecurityInfo with the dwActionparameter set to TREE_SEC_INFO_RESET.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

Header

Aclapi.h

Library

Advapi32.lib

DLL

Advapi32.dll

Unicode and ANSI names

TreeResetNamedSecurityInfoW (Unicode) and TreeResetNamedSecurityInfoA (ANSI)

 

 

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