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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. For the full sample, see the Rights Managed Package Publish Sample.

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(

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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