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UnsignedPublishLicense Class

Represents an unsigned rights managed PublishLicense or an unsigned PublishLicense template.

Namespace:  System.Security.RightsManagement
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.

public ref class UnsignedPublishLicense
This type is not typically used in XAML.

PublishLicense defines security data about rights, users, and other security-related information. The license defines how a specific user on a specific computer can use specified rights-managed content.

The publishing process begins with the document author, who defines rights information in an UnsignedPublishLicense. Next, the authoring application calls the UnsignedPublishLicense.Sign method to create a signed PublishLicense. The signed PublishLicense can then be provided to the end-user client application which can call AcquireUseLicense to request an end-user UseLicense. The returned UseLicense then allows the client application to exercise the rights that are granted to the user.

The document author can use the UnsignedPublishLicense class either to create a signed PublishLicense, or to build and serialize a PublishLicense template.

As with other System.Security.RightsManagement types, UnsignedPublishLicense is only usable in full trust applications.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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