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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.

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

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