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WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent Method

Returns a WindowsIdentity object that represents the current Windows user.

Namespace:  System.Security.Principal
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.ControlPrincipal)]
public static WindowsIdentity GetCurrent()

Return Value

Type: System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity
A WindowsIdentity object that represents the current user.


The caller does not have the correct permissions.

The following code shows the use of the GetCurrent method to return a WindowsIdentity object that represents the current Windows user. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the WindowsIdentity class.

IntPtr accountToken = WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent().Token;
Console.WriteLine( "Token number is: " + accountToken.ToString());

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0