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Username Property

DirectoryEntry.Username Property

Gets or sets the user name to use when authenticating the client.

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

[DSDescriptionAttribute("DSUsername")]
[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
[TypeConverterAttribute("System.Diagnostics.Design.StringValueConverter, System.Design, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a")]
public string Username { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The user name to use when authenticating the client.

You can set the Username and Password in order to specify alternate credentials with which to access the information in Active Directory Domain Services. Any other DirectoryEntry objects retrieved from this instance (for example, through Children) are automatically created with the same alternate credentials.

The following example demonstrates the Username and Password properties of the DirectoryEntry class. This example gets the user-specified DirectoryEntry and the Path of all its Children.

String myADSPath = "LDAP://onecity/CN=Users,DC=onecity,DC=corp,DC=fabrikam,DC=com";
 
// Create an Instance of DirectoryEntry.
DirectoryEntry myDirectoryEntry = new DirectoryEntry(myADSPath);
myDirectoryEntry.Username = UserName;
myDirectoryEntry.Password = SecurelyStoredPassword;

// Get the Child ADS objects.
Console.WriteLine("The Child ADS objects are:");
foreach(DirectoryEntry myChildDirectoryEntry in myDirectoryEntry.Children)
   Console.WriteLine(myChildDirectoryEntry.Path);

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

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