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SecurityRoleAttribute Class

Configures a role for an application or component. This class cannot be inherited.

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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly|AttributeTargets.Class|AttributeTargets.Method|AttributeTargets.Interface, Inherited = true, 
	AllowMultiple = true)]
public sealed class SecurityRoleAttribute : Attribute

You can use the SecurityRoleAttribute to add roles to an application, and to associate them with components. When SecurityRoleAttribute is applied to an assembly as a whole, it ensures that the role exists in the application configuration (COM+ catalog). You can add members of the role using the COM+ Explorer.

When applied to a component, the SecurityRoleAttribute ensures that the role exists in the application configuration, and associates the target component with the role.

By default, created roles have no members. If the SetEveryoneAccess property is set to true, the Everyone user group is automatically added to the role. This is best for all-access type roles that are given minimal control over the system.

Security roles can be specified at the component level, per interface and per method. As with other method attributes, security configuration is not currently shared between interface definition and method implementation.

The following code example demonstrates the use of this attribute to associate a role with an assembly that contains ServicedComponent classes.

// Create a security role for the component.
[assembly: SecurityRole("Manager")]
// Create a security role for the component.
[assembly: SecurityRole(S"Manager")];


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

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