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WindowsPrincipal.Identity Property

Gets the identity of the current principal.

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

public virtual IIdentity Identity { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Security.Principal.IIdentity
The WindowsIdentity object of the current principal.

Implements

IPrincipal.Identity

The following example retrieves the name of the user by using the Identity property of the WindowsPrincipal object.

WindowsPrincipal wp = new WindowsPrincipal(WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent());
String username = wp.Identity.Name;

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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