WhoAmIRequest Class


Updated: November 29, 2016

Applies To: Dynamics 365 (online), Dynamics 365 (on-premises), Dynamics CRM 2016, Dynamics CRM Online

Contains the data that is needed to retrieve the system user ID for the currently logged on user or the user under whose context the code is running.

For the Web API use the WhoAmI Function.

Namespace:   Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Messages
Assembly:  Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Proxy (in Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Proxy.dll)


[DataContractAttribute(Namespace = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/crm/2011/Contracts")]
public sealed class WhoAmIRequest : OrganizationRequest


Initializes a new instance of theWhoAmIRequest class.


Gets or sets the structure that contains extra data. Optional.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)


Gets or sets the indexer for the Parameters collection.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)


Gets or sets the collection of parameters for the request. Required, but is supplied by derived classes.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)


Gets or sets the ID of an asynchronous operation (system job). Optional. (Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)


Gets or sets the name of the request. Required, but is supplied by derived classes.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)


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Message Availability

This message works regardless whether the caller is connected to the server or offline.


Pass an instance of this class to the Execute method, which returns an instance of WhoAmIResponse.

Privileges and Access Rights

For a complete list of the privileges required, see WhoAmI message privileges.

The following example shows how to use this message. For this sample to work correctly, you must be connected to the server to get an IOrganizationService interface. For the complete sample, see the link later in this topic.

Console.WriteLine("Enabling auditing on the organization and account entities.");

// Enable auditing on the organization.
// First, get the organization's ID from the system user record.
Guid orgId = ((WhoAmIResponse)_service.Execute(new WhoAmIRequest())).OrganizationId;

// Next, retrieve the organization's record.
Organization org = _service.Retrieve(Organization.EntityLogicalName, orgId,
    new ColumnSet(new string[] { "organizationid", "isauditenabled" })) as Organization;

// Finally, enable auditing on the organization.
bool organizationAuditingFlag = org.IsAuditEnabled.Value;
org.IsAuditEnabled = true;

// Enable auditing on account entities.
bool accountAuditingFlag = EnableEntityAuditing(Account.EntityLogicalName, true);

Any public static ( Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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