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CommonSecurityDescriptor Class

Represents a security descriptor. A security descriptor includes an owner, a primary group, a Discretionary Access Control List (DACL), and a System Access Control List (SACL).

System.Object
  System.Security.AccessControl.GenericSecurityDescriptor
    System.Security.AccessControl.CommonSecurityDescriptor

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

public sealed class CommonSecurityDescriptor : GenericSecurityDescriptor

The CommonSecurityDescriptor type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodCommonSecurityDescriptor(Boolean, Boolean, RawSecurityDescriptor)Initializes a new instance of the CommonSecurityDescriptor class from the specified RawSecurityDescriptor object.
Public methodCommonSecurityDescriptor(Boolean, Boolean, String)Initializes a new instance of the CommonSecurityDescriptor class from the specified Security Descriptor Definition Language (SDDL) string.
Public methodCommonSecurityDescriptor(Boolean, Boolean, Byte[], Int32)Initializes a new instance of the CommonSecurityDescriptor class from the specified array of byte values.
Public methodCommonSecurityDescriptor(Boolean, Boolean, ControlFlags, SecurityIdentifier, SecurityIdentifier, SystemAcl, DiscretionaryAcl)Initializes a new instance of the CommonSecurityDescriptor class from the specified information.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyBinaryLengthGets the length, in bytes, of the binary representation of the current GenericSecurityDescriptor object. This length should be used before marshaling the ACL into a binary array with the GetBinaryForm() method. (Inherited from GenericSecurityDescriptor.)
Public propertyControlFlagsGets values that specify behavior of the CommonSecurityDescriptor object. (Overrides GenericSecurityDescriptor.ControlFlags.)
Public propertyDiscretionaryAclGets or sets the discretionary access control list (DACL) for this CommonSecurityDescriptor object. The DACL contains access rules.
Public propertyGroupGets or sets the primary group for this CommonSecurityDescriptor object. (Overrides GenericSecurityDescriptor.Group.)
Public propertyIsContainerGets a Boolean value that specifies whether the object associated with this CommonSecurityDescriptor object is a container object.
Public propertyIsDiscretionaryAclCanonicalGets a Boolean value that specifies whether the Discretionary Access Control List (DACL) associated with this CommonSecurityDescriptor object is in canonical order.
Public propertyIsDSGets a Boolean value that specifies whether the object associated with this CommonSecurityDescriptor object is a directory object.
Public propertyIsSystemAclCanonicalGets a Boolean value that specifies whether the System Access Control List (SACL) associated with this CommonSecurityDescriptor object is in canonical order.
Public propertyOwnerGets or sets the owner of the object associated with this CommonSecurityDescriptor object. (Overrides GenericSecurityDescriptor.Owner.)
Public propertySystemAclGets or sets the System Access Control List (SACL) for this CommonSecurityDescriptor object. The SACL contains audit rules.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetBinaryFormReturns an array of byte values that represents the information contained in this GenericSecurityDescriptor object. (Inherited from GenericSecurityDescriptor.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetSddlFormReturns the Security Descriptor Definition Language (SDDL) representation of the specified sections of the security descriptor that this GenericSecurityDescriptor object represents. (Inherited from GenericSecurityDescriptor.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodPurgeAccessControlRemoves all access rules for the specified security identifier from the Discretionary Access Control List (DACL) associated with this CommonSecurityDescriptor object.
Public methodPurgeAuditRemoves all audit rules for the specified security identifier from the System Access Control List (SACL) associated with this CommonSecurityDescriptor object.
Public methodSetDiscretionaryAclProtectionSets the inheritance protection for the Discretionary Access Control List (DACL) associated with this CommonSecurityDescriptor object. DACLs that are protected do not inherit access rules from parent containers.
Public methodSetSystemAclProtectionSets the inheritance protection for the System Access Control List (SACL) associated with this CommonSecurityDescriptor object. SACLs that are protected do not inherit audit rules from parent containers.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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.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.

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