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AuthenticationType Enumeration

Specifies the method of rights management authentication.

Namespace:  System.Security.RightsManagement
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)

public enum AuthenticationType
<object property="enumerationMemberName" .../>

Member nameDescription
WindowsWindows authentication in a corporate domain environment.
PassportWindows Live ID authentication.
WindowsPassportEither Windows authentication or Windows Live ID authentication.
InternalImplicit authentication to any requesting user.

AuthenticationType specifies how users who access rights managed content are to be authenticated.

Internal also provides authentication for the owner and author of a protected document or template.

The following example also shows use of the AuthenticationType enumeration.

string applicationManifest = "<manifest></manifest>";
if (File.Exists("rpc.xml"))
    StreamReader manifestReader = File.OpenText("rpc.xml");
    applicationManifest = manifestReader.ReadToEnd();

if (_secureEnv == null)
    if (SecureEnvironment.IsUserActivated(new ContentUser(
                _currentUserId, AuthenticationType.Windows)))
        _secureEnv = SecureEnvironment.Create(
            applicationManifest, new ContentUser(
                _currentUserId, AuthenticationType.Windows));
        _secureEnv = SecureEnvironment.Create(

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.