Represents an attribute that is used to restrict access by callers to an action method.
Assembly: System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|AuthorizeCore||Determines whether access to the core framework is authorized.|
|Equals||Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Returns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|HandleUnauthorizedRequest||Processes HTTP requests that fail authorization.|
|IsDefaultAttribute||When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Match||When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|OnAuthorization||Called when a process requests authorization.|
|OnCacheAuthorization||Called when the caching module requests authorization.|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|_Attribute::GetIDsOfNames||Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute::GetTypeInfo||Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute::GetTypeInfoCount||Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute::Invoke||Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
Many Web applications require users to log in before the users are granted access to restricted content. In some applications, even users who are logged in might have restrictions on what content they can view or what fields they can edit.
To restrict access to an ASP.NET MVC view, you restrict access to the action method that renders the view. To accomplish this, the MVC framework provides the class.
For more information about using attributes, see Extending Metadata Using Attributes.
This topic contains the following sections:
When you mark an action method with , access to that action method is restricted to users who are both authenticated and authorized. If you mark a controller with the attribute, all action methods in the controller are restricted.
The Authorize attribute lets you indicate that authorization is restricted to predefined roles or to individual users. This gives you a high degree of control over who is authorized to view any page on the site.
If an unauthorized user tries to access a method that is marked with the Authorize attribute, the MVC framework returns a 401 HTTP status code. If the site is configured to use ASP.NET forms authentication, the 401 status code causes the browser to redirect the user to the login page.
Deriving from AuthorizeAttribute
If you derive from the class, the derived type must be thread safe. Therefore, do not store state in an instance of the type itself (for example, in an instance field) unless that state is meant to apply to all requests. Instead, store state per request in the Items property, which is accessible through the context objects passed to .
The following example shows several ways to use . The HomeController class has three action methods that are marked with the Authorize attribute, and two that are not marked. On the AuthenticatedUsers method, the attribute limits access to users who are logged in. On the AdministratorsOnly method, the attribute limits access to users who have been assigned to either the Admin role or the Super User role. On the SpecificUserOnly method, the attribute limits access to the users whose names are Betty or Johnny. The Index and About methods can be accessed by anyone, even anonymous users.