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DpapiProtectedConfigurationProvider.UseMachineProtection Property

Gets a value that indicates whether the DpapiProtectedConfigurationProvider object is using machine-specific or user-account-specific protection.

Namespace:  System.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Configuration (in System.Configuration.dll)

public bool UseMachineProtection { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the DpapiProtectedConfigurationProvider is using machine-specific protection; false if it is using user-account-specific protection.

Machine-specific protection is useful for anonymous services but provides less security. User-account-specific protection can be used with services that run with a specific user identity.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.