DataProtectionPermissionFlags Enumeration
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DataProtectionPermissionFlags Enumeration

Specifies the access permissions for encrypting data and memory.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

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

public enum DataProtectionPermissionFlags

Member nameDescription
AllFlagsThe ability to encrypt data, encrypt memory, unencrypt data, and unencrypt memory.
NoFlagsNo protection abilities.
ProtectDataThe ability to encrypt data.
ProtectMemoryThe ability to encrypt memory.
UnprotectDataThe ability to unencrypt data.
UnprotectMemoryThe ability to unencrypt memory.

This enumeration is used by the DataProtectionPermission and DataProtectionPermissionAttribute classes to protect access to encrypted data and memory using the ProtectedData and ProtectedMemory classes.

Caution noteCaution

Many of these flags can have powerful effects and should be granted only to highly trusted code.

The following code example shows the use of the DataProtectionPermissionFlags enumeration. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the DataProtectionPermission class.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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