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IdentityType Enumeration

Specifies the format of the identity.

Namespace:  System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement
Assembly:  System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement (in System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.dll)

public enum IdentityType

Member nameDescription
SamAccountNameThe identity is a Security Account Manager (SAM) name.
NameThe identity is a name.
UserPrincipalNameThe identity is a User Principal Name (UPN).
DistinguishedNameThe identity is a Distinguished Name (DN).
SidThe identity is a Security Identifier (SID) in Security Descriptor Definition Language (SDDL) format.
GuidThe identity is a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID).

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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