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PrincipalPolicy Enumeration

Specifies how principal and identity objects should be created for an application domain. The default is UnauthenticatedPrincipal.

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

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public enum PrincipalPolicy

Member nameDescription
UnauthenticatedPrincipalPrincipal and identity objects for the unauthenticated entity should be created. An unauthenticated entity has Name set to the empty string ("") and IsAuthenticated set to false.
NoPrincipalNo principal or identity objects should be created.
WindowsPrincipalPrincipal and identity objects that reflect the operating system token associated with the current execution thread should be created, and the associated operating system groups should be mapped into roles.

For performance reasons, the default principal and identity objects are not created until they are needed. If a principal is explicitly added to the current thread, a default principal is not created and the principal policy setting is ignored.

A trusted host can override the default principal policy by specifying another of these values using the SetPrincipalPolicy method of an AppDomain.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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.

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