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WindowsIdentity.IsAnonymous Property

Gets a value indicating whether the user account is identified as an anonymous account by the system.

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

public virtual bool IsAnonymous { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the user account is an anonymous account; otherwise, false.

Anonymous accounts are typically only encountered from within ASP.NET-based applications when anonymous access is allowed by the Microsoft Internet Information Services.

The following code shows the use of the IsAnonymous property to return a value indicating whether the user account is identified as an anonymous account by the system. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the WindowsIdentity class.

if (!windowsIdentity.IsAnonymous)
{
    propertyDescription += " is not an Anonymous account";
}

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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