HttpRequest.LogonUserIdentity Property

Gets the WindowsIdentity type for the current user.

Namespace: System.Web
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

Public ReadOnly Property LogonUserIdentity As WindowsIdentity
Dim instance As HttpRequest
Dim value As WindowsIdentity

value = instance.LogonUserIdentity

/** @property */
public WindowsIdentity get_LogonUserIdentity ()

public function get LogonUserIdentity () : WindowsIdentity

Not applicable.

Property Value

A WindowsIdentity for the current Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) authentication settings.

The LogonUserIdentity property exposes the properties and methods of the WindowsIdentity object for the currently connected user to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). The instance of the WindowsIdentity class that is exposed by LogonUserIdentity tracks the IIS request token and provides easy access to this token for the current HTTP request being processed inside of ASP.NET. An instance of the WindowsIdentity class is automatically created so it does not need to be constructed to in order to gain access to its methods and properties.

The following code example shows how to retrieve the LogonUserIdentity property for the current user and write out the values of each item in a text file. Place this code on the ASP.NET page referenced by the form's ACTION attribute.

<%@ Page Language="VB" %>
<%@ import Namespace="System.IO" %>

<script runat="server">
    ' * NOTE: To use this sample, create a c:\temp  folder,
    ' *  add the ASP.NET account (in IIS 5.x <machinename>\ASPNET,
    ' *  in IIS 6.x NETWORK SERVICE), and give it write permissions
    ' *  to the folder.

    Private Const INFO_DIR As String = "c:\temp\"

    Private Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs)
        ' Validate that user is authenticated
        If Not (Request.LogonUserIdentity.IsAuthenticated) Then
        End If
        ' Create a string that contains the file path
        Dim strFilePath As String = INFO_DIR & "VB_Log.txt"
        Response.Write("Writing log file to " & strFilePath & "...")
        ' Create stream writer object and pass it the file path
        Dim sw As StreamWriter = File.CreateText(strFilePath)
        ' Write user info to log
        sw.WriteLine("Access log from " & DateTime.Now.ToString())
        sw.WriteLine("User: " & Request.LogonUserIdentity.User.ToString())
        sw.WriteLine("Name: " & Request.LogonUserIdentity.Name)
        sw.WriteLine("AuthenticationType: " & Request.LogonUserIdentity.AuthenticationType)
        sw.WriteLine("ImpersonationLevel: " & Request.LogonUserIdentity.ImpersonationLevel)
        sw.WriteLine("IsAnonymous: " & Request.LogonUserIdentity.IsAnonymous)
        sw.WriteLine("IsGuest: " & Request.LogonUserIdentity.IsGuest)
        sw.WriteLine("IsSystem: " & Request.LogonUserIdentity.IsSystem)
        sw.WriteLine("Owner: " & Request.LogonUserIdentity.Owner.ToString())
        sw.WriteLine("Token: " & Request.LogonUserIdentity.Token.ToString())

        ' Close the stream to the file.
    End Sub


Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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