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

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: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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