NamedPermissionSet Class

Defines a permission set that has a name and description associated with it. This class cannot be inherited.

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

<SerializableAttribute> _
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
Public NotInheritable Class NamedPermissionSet
	Inherits PermissionSet
Dim instance As NamedPermissionSet

/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public final class NamedPermissionSet extends PermissionSet
public final class NamedPermissionSet extends PermissionSet

Named permission sets are used in security policy administration to specify the permissions to be granted to code that belongs to certain code groups. Names are strings of alphanumeric characters. Description strings can consist of any printable characters.

The following code example shows the use of members of the NamedPermissionSet class.

Imports System
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Security
Imports System.Security.Permissions
Imports System.Security.Policy
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Collections
Public Class Form1
    Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form

#Region " Windows Form Designer generated code "

    Public Sub New()

        'This call is required by the Windows Form Designer.

        'Add any initialization after the InitializeComponent() call

    End Sub

    'Form overrides dispose to clean up the component list.
    Protected Overloads Overrides Sub Dispose(ByVal disposing As Boolean)
        If disposing Then
            If Not (components Is Nothing) Then
            End If
        End If
    End Sub

    'Required by the Windows Form Designer
    Private components As System.ComponentModel.IContainer

    'NOTE: The following procedure is required by the Windows Form Designer
    'It can be modified using the Windows Form Designer.  
    'Do not modify it using the code editor.
    Friend WithEvents TextBox1 As System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
    Friend WithEvents Button1 As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    Friend WithEvents Button2 As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    <System.Diagnostics.DebuggerStepThrough()> Private Sub InitializeComponent()
        Me.TextBox1 = New System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
        Me.Button1 = New System.Windows.Forms.Button
        Me.Button2 = New System.Windows.Forms.Button
        Me.TextBox1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(16, 40)
        Me.TextBox1.Multiline = True
        Me.TextBox1.Name = "TextBox1"
        Me.TextBox1.ScrollBars = System.Windows.Forms.ScrollBars.Both
        Me.TextBox1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(752, 336)
        Me.TextBox1.TabIndex = 0
        Me.TextBox1.Text = ""
        Me.Button1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(440, 440)
        Me.Button1.Name = "Button1"
        Me.Button1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(80, 24)
        Me.Button1.TabIndex = 1
        Me.Button1.Text = "Run Demo"
        Me.Button2.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(568, 440)
        Me.Button2.Name = "Button2"
        Me.Button2.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(88, 24)
        Me.Button2.TabIndex = 2
        Me.Button2.Text = "Exit"
        Me.AutoScaleBaseSize = New System.Drawing.Size(5, 13)
        Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(808, 502)
        Me.Name = "Form1"
        Me.Text = "Form1"

    End Sub

#End Region

    Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load

    End Sub

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
    End Sub
    Private Sub PermissionSetDemo()
        TextBox1.AppendText("Executing NamedPermissionSetDemo")
            ' Create a new named permission set and add it to Machine policy.
            Dim namedPS1 As NamedPermissionSet
            namedPS1 = CreateCompanyPermission()
            TextBox1.AppendText(("The name of the custom named permission set is " + namedPS1.Name + ControlChars.Lf))
            TextBox1.AppendText(("The description of the custom named permission set is " + namedPS1.Description + ControlChars.Lf))
            Dim namedPS2 As New NamedPermissionSet("MyPermssionSetCopy")
            ' Perform a ToXml/FromXml round trip.
            TextBox1.AppendText(ControlChars.Lf + "Result of the ToXml/FromXml round trip:")

            ' For simplicity the results are displayed using a method call.
            ' Create and display a copy of a permission set.
            Dim namedPS3 As NamedPermissionSet = CType(namedPS2.Copy(), NamedPermissionSet)
            TextBox1.AppendText("Is the copy equal to the original? " + namedPS2.Equals(namedPS3).ToString())
            Dim namedPS4 As New NamedPermissionSet("Second copy", namedPS3)
            TextBox1.AppendText(("The name of the new permission set is " + namedPS4.Name + ControlChars.Lf))
            ' Show that the new named permission set has the same permissions as the original.
            ' The hash code for two instances of the same permission might be different, hence a hash code should not be used to 
            ' compare two named permission sets.
            TextBox1.AppendText("The hash code of the original permission set is " + namedPS2.GetHashCode().ToString())
            TextBox1.AppendText("The hash code of the copy is " + namedPS4.GetHashCode().ToString())
        Catch e As Exception
            TextBox1.AppendText(("Exception thrown: " + e.Message.ToString()))
        End Try
    End Sub 'PermissionSetDemo

    Private Function DisplayPermissions(ByVal namedPS1 As NamedPermissionSet) As Boolean
        ' Display results of namedPS.GetEnumerator.
        Dim psEnumerator As IEnumerator = namedPS1.GetEnumerator()

        While psEnumerator.MoveNext()
            TextBox1.AppendText(CType(psEnumerator.Current, IPermission).ToXml().ToString())
        End While

        Return True
    End Function 'DisplayPermissions

    ' The following method uses the LocalIntranet permission set to create
    ' a custom permission set named MyCompany.  The new permission set is
    ' added to local Machine policy.  The custom named permission set is returned.
    Private Function CreateCompanyPermission() As NamedPermissionSet
        Dim policyEnumerator As IEnumerator = SecurityManager.PolicyHierarchy()

        ' Move through the policy levels to the Machine policy level.
        While policyEnumerator.MoveNext()
            Dim currentLevel As PolicyLevel = CType(policyEnumerator.Current, PolicyLevel)

            If currentLevel.Label = "Machine" Then
                ' Enumerate the permission sets in the Machine policy level.
                Dim namedPermissions As IList = currentLevel.NamedPermissionSets
                Dim namedPermission As IEnumerator = namedPermissions.GetEnumerator()

                ' Locate the LocalIntranet permission set.
                While namedPermission.MoveNext()
                    If CType(namedPermission.Current, NamedPermissionSet).Name = "LocalIntranet" Then
                        ' The current permission set is a copy of the LocalIntranet permission set.
                        ' It can be modified to provide the permissions for the new permission set.
                        ' Rename the copy to the name chosen for the new permission set.
                        CType(namedPermission.Current, NamedPermissionSet).Name = "MyCompany"
                        CType(namedPermission.Current, NamedPermissionSet).Description = "My custom named permission set"
                        Dim permissions As IEnumerator = CType(namedPermission.Current, NamedPermissionSet).GetEnumerator()

                        ' Remove the current security permission from the permission set and replace it 
                        ' with a new security permission that does not have the right to assert permissions.
                        While permissions.MoveNext()
                            If permissions.Current.GetType().ToString() = "System.Security.Permissions.SecurityPermission" Then
                                ' Remove the current security permission.
                                CType(namedPermission.Current, NamedPermissionSet).RemovePermission(permissions.Current.GetType())

                                ' Add a new security permission that only allows execution.
                                CType(namedPermission.Current, NamedPermissionSet).AddPermission(New SecurityPermission(SecurityPermissionFlag.Execution))
                                Exit While
                            End If
                        End While

                            ' If you run this application twice, the following instruction throws
                            ' an exception because the named permission set already exists.
                            ' You can remove the custom named permission set using either Caspole.exe or the  
                            ' .NET Framework Configuration tool (Mscorcfg.msc).
                            currentLevel.AddNamedPermissionSet(CType(namedPermission.Current, NamedPermissionSet))
                            Return CType(namedPermission.Current, NamedPermissionSet)
                            ' Catch the exception for a duplicate permission set.
                        Catch e As System.ArgumentException
                            TextBox1.AppendText(e.Message + ControlChars.Lf)
                            Return CType(namedPermission.Current, NamedPermissionSet)
                        End Try
                    End If
                End While
            End If
        End While
        ' The following code is executed only if the LocalIntranet permission set has been removed.
        Return New NamedPermissionSet("Nothing")
    End Function 'CreateCompanyPermission

    Private Sub Button2_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click
    End Sub
End Class 'NamedPermissionSetDemo


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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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