EventWaitHandleSecurity.RemoveAccessRuleSpecific(EventWaitHandleAccessRule) EventWaitHandleSecurity.RemoveAccessRuleSpecific(EventWaitHandleAccessRule) EventWaitHandleSecurity.RemoveAccessRuleSpecific(EventWaitHandleAccessRule) EventWaitHandleSecurity.RemoveAccessRuleSpecific(EventWaitHandleAccessRule) Method

Definition

Searches for an access control rule that exactly matches the specified rule and, if found, removes it.

public:
 void RemoveAccessRuleSpecific(System::Security::AccessControl::EventWaitHandleAccessRule ^ rule);
public void RemoveAccessRuleSpecific (System.Security.AccessControl.EventWaitHandleAccessRule rule);
override this.RemoveAccessRuleSpecific : System.Security.AccessControl.EventWaitHandleAccessRule -> unit
Public Sub RemoveAccessRuleSpecific (rule As EventWaitHandleAccessRule)

Parameters

Exceptions

Examples

The following code example shows that the RemoveAccessRuleSpecific method requires an exact match in order to remove a rule, and that rules to allow and deny rights are independent of each other.

The example creates an EventWaitHandleSecurity object, adds rules that allow and deny various rights for the current user, and then merges additional rights into the Allow access rule. The example then passes the original Allow rule to the RemoveAccessRuleSpecific method, and displays the results, showing that nothing is deleted. The example then constructs a rule that matches the Allow rule in the EventWaitHandleSecurity object, and successfully uses the RemoveAccessRuleSpecific method to remove the rule.

Note

This example does not attach the security object to a EventWaitHandle object. Examples that attach security objects can be found in EventWaitHandle.GetAccessControl and EventWaitHandle.SetAccessControl.

using System;
using System.Threading;
using System.Security.AccessControl;
using System.Security.Principal;

public class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        // Create a string representing the current user.
        string user = Environment.UserDomainName + "\\" + 
            Environment.UserName;

        // Create a security object that grants no access.
        EventWaitHandleSecurity mSec = new EventWaitHandleSecurity();

        // Add a rule that grants the current user the 
        // right to wait on or signal the event.
        EventWaitHandleAccessRule ruleA = new EventWaitHandleAccessRule(user, 
            EventWaitHandleRights.Synchronize | EventWaitHandleRights.Modify, 
            AccessControlType.Allow);
        mSec.AddAccessRule(ruleA);

        // Add a rule that denies the current user the 
        // right to change permissions on the event.
        EventWaitHandleAccessRule rule = new EventWaitHandleAccessRule(user, 
            EventWaitHandleRights.ChangePermissions, 
            AccessControlType.Deny);
        mSec.AddAccessRule(rule);

        // Display the rules in the security object.
        ShowSecurity(mSec);

        // Add a rule that allows the current user the 
        // right to read permissions on the event. This rule
        // is merged with the existing Allow rule.
        rule = new EventWaitHandleAccessRule(user, 
            EventWaitHandleRights.ReadPermissions, 
            AccessControlType.Allow);
        mSec.AddAccessRule(rule);

        ShowSecurity(mSec);

        // Attempt to remove the original rule (granting
        // the right to wait on or signal the event) with 
        // RemoveAccessRuleSpecific. The removal fails,
        // because the right to read the permissions on the 
        // event has been added to the rule, so that it no 
        // longer matches the original rule.
        Console.WriteLine("Attempt to use RemoveAccessRuleSpecific on the original rule.");
        mSec.RemoveAccessRuleSpecific(ruleA);

        ShowSecurity(mSec);

        // Create a rule that grants the current user 
        // the right to wait on or signal the event, and
        // to read permissions. Use this rule to remove
        // the Allow rule for the current user.
        Console.WriteLine("Use RemoveAccessRuleSpecific with the correct rights.");
        rule = new EventWaitHandleAccessRule(user, 
            EventWaitHandleRights.Synchronize | EventWaitHandleRights.Modify | 
                EventWaitHandleRights.ReadPermissions, 
            AccessControlType.Allow);
        mSec.RemoveAccessRuleSpecific(rule);

        ShowSecurity(mSec);
    }

    private static void ShowSecurity(EventWaitHandleSecurity security)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("\r\nCurrent access rules:\r\n");

        foreach(EventWaitHandleAccessRule ar in 
            security.GetAccessRules(true, true, typeof(NTAccount)))
        {
            Console.WriteLine("        User: {0}", ar.IdentityReference);
            Console.WriteLine("        Type: {0}", ar.AccessControlType);
            Console.WriteLine("      Rights: {0}", ar.EventWaitHandleRights);
            Console.WriteLine();
        }
    }
}

/*This code example produces output similar to following:

Current access rules:

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Deny
      Rights: ChangePermissions

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Allow
      Rights: Modify, Synchronize


Current access rules:

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Deny
      Rights: ChangePermissions

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Allow
      Rights: Modify, ReadPermissions, Synchronize

Attempt to use RemoveAccessRuleSpecific on the original rule.

Current access rules:

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Deny
      Rights: ChangePermissions

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Allow
      Rights: Modify, ReadPermissions, Synchronize

Use RemoveAccessRuleSpecific with the correct rights.

Current access rules:

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Deny
      Rights: ChangePermissions
 */
Imports System.Threading
Imports System.Security.AccessControl
Imports System.Security.Principal

Public Class Example

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        ' Create a string representing the current user.
        Dim user As String = Environment.UserDomainName _ 
            & "\" & Environment.UserName

        ' Create a security object that grants no access.
        Dim mSec As New EventWaitHandleSecurity()

        ' Add a rule that grants the current user the 
        ' right to wait on or signal the event.
        Dim ruleA As New EventWaitHandleAccessRule(user, _
            EventWaitHandleRights.Synchronize _
            Or EventWaitHandleRights.Modify, _
            AccessControlType.Allow)
        mSec.AddAccessRule(ruleA)

        ' Add a rule that denies the current user the 
        ' right to change permissions on the event.
        Dim rule As New EventWaitHandleAccessRule(user, _
            EventWaitHandleRights.ChangePermissions, _
            AccessControlType.Deny)
        mSec.AddAccessRule(rule)

        ' Display the rules in the security object.
        ShowSecurity(mSec)

        ' Add a rule that allows the current user the 
        ' right to read permissions on the event. This rule
        ' is merged with the existing Allow rule.
        rule = New EventWaitHandleAccessRule(user, _
            EventWaitHandleRights.ReadPermissions, _
            AccessControlType.Allow)
        mSec.AddAccessRule(rule)

        ShowSecurity(mSec)

        ' Attempt to remove the original rule (granting
        ' the right to wait on or signal the event) with 
        ' RemoveAccessRuleSpecific. The removal fails,
        ' because the right to read the permissions on the 
        ' event has been added to the rule, so that it no 
        ' longer matches the original rule.
        Console.WriteLine("Attempt to use RemoveAccessRuleSpecific on the original rule.")
        mSec.RemoveAccessRuleSpecific(ruleA)

        ShowSecurity(mSec)

        ' Create a rule that grants the current user 
        ' the right to wait on or signal the event, and
        ' to read permissions. Use this rule to remove
        ' the Allow rule for the current user.
        Console.WriteLine("Use RemoveAccessRuleSpecific with the correct rights.")
        rule = New EventWaitHandleAccessRule(user, _
            EventWaitHandleRights.Synchronize _
            Or EventWaitHandleRights.Modify _
            Or EventWaitHandleRights.ReadPermissions, _
            AccessControlType.Allow)
        mSec.RemoveAccessRuleSpecific(rule)

        ShowSecurity(mSec)
        
    End Sub 

    Private Shared Sub ShowSecurity(ByVal security As EventWaitHandleSecurity)
        Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "Current access rules:" & vbCrLf)

        For Each ar As EventWaitHandleAccessRule In _
            security.GetAccessRules(True, True, GetType(NTAccount))

            Console.WriteLine("        User: {0}", ar.IdentityReference)
            Console.WriteLine("        Type: {0}", ar.AccessControlType)
            Console.WriteLine("      Rights: {0}", ar.EventWaitHandleRights)
            Console.WriteLine()
        Next

    End Sub
End Class 

'This code example produces output similar to following:
'
'Current access rules:
'
'        User: TestDomain\TestUser
'        Type: Deny
'      Rights: ChangePermissions
'
'        User: TestDomain\TestUser
'        Type: Allow
'      Rights: Modify, Synchronize
'
'
'Current access rules:
'
'        User: TestDomain\TestUser
'        Type: Deny
'      Rights: ChangePermissions
'
'        User: TestDomain\TestUser
'        Type: Allow
'      Rights: Modify, ReadPermissions, Synchronize
'
'Attempt to use RemoveAccessRuleSpecific on the original rule.
'
'Current access rules:
'
'        User: TestDomain\TestUser
'        Type: Deny
'      Rights: ChangePermissions
'
'        User: TestDomain\TestUser
'        Type: Allow
'      Rights: Modify, ReadPermissions, Synchronize
'
'Use RemoveAccessRuleSpecific with the correct rights.
'
'Current access rules:
'
'        User: TestDomain\TestUser
'        Type: Deny
'      Rights: ChangePermissions

Remarks

The rule is removed only if it exactly matches rule in all details, including flags. Other rules with the same user and AccessControlType are not affected.

Important

A rule represents one or more underlying access control entries (ACE), and these entries are split or combined as necessary when you modify the access security rules for a user. Thus, a rule might no longer exist in the specific form it had when it was added, and in that case the RemoveAccessRuleSpecific method cannot remove it.

Applies to