RolePrincipal Constructor (String, IIdentity)


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Instantiates a RolePrincipal object for the specified identity using the specified providerName.

Namespace:   System.Web.Security
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public RolePrincipal(
	string providerName,
	IIdentity identity


Type: System.String

The name of the role provider for the user.

Type: System.Security.Principal.IIdentity

The user identity to create the RolePrincipal for.

Exception Condition

identity is null.


providerName is null.


providerName refers to a role provider that does not exist in the configuration for the application.

This overload of the RolePrincipal constructor creates a new RolePrincipal object and initializes its property values. The ProviderName property is set to the value specified in the providerName parameter.

For information on enabling role management, see the Roles class.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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