FileSystemSecurity.RemoveAuditRule(FileSystemAuditRule) Method

Definition

Removes all matching allow or deny audit rules from the current file or directory.

public:
 bool RemoveAuditRule(System::Security::AccessControl::FileSystemAuditRule ^ rule);
public bool RemoveAuditRule (System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAuditRule rule);
override this.RemoveAuditRule : System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAuditRule -> bool
Public Function RemoveAuditRule (rule As FileSystemAuditRule) As Boolean

Parameters

rule
FileSystemAuditRule

A FileSystemAuditRule object that represents an audit rule to remove from a file or directory.

Returns

true if the audit rule was removed; otherwise, false

Exceptions

The rule parameter is null.

Examples

The following code example uses the AddAuditRule method to add an audit rule to a file and uses the RemoveAuditRule method to remove the audit rule from the file. You must supply a valid user or group account to run this example.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Security.AccessControl;

namespace FileSystemExample
{
    class FileExample
    {
        public static void Main()
        {
            try 
            {
                string FileName = "test.xml";

                Console.WriteLine("Adding access control entry for " + FileName);

                // Add the access control entry to the file.
                AddFileAuditRule(FileName, @"MYDOMAIN\MyAccount", FileSystemRights.ReadData, AuditFlags.Failure);

                Console.WriteLine("Removing access control entry from " + FileName);

                // Remove the access control entry from the file.
                RemoveFileAuditRule(FileName, @"MYDOMAIN\MyAccount", FileSystemRights.ReadData, AuditFlags.Failure);

                Console.WriteLine("Done.");
            }
            catch (IOException e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Unable to open the file: " + e.Message);
            }
            catch (PrivilegeNotHeldException e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("The current account does not have the correct privileges: " + e.Message);
            }

            Console.ReadLine();
        }

        // Adds an ACL entry on the specified file for the specified account.
        public static void AddFileAuditRule(string FileName, string Account, FileSystemRights Rights, AuditFlags AuditRule)
        {

            // Get a FileSecurity object that represents the 
            // current security settings.
            FileSecurity fSecurity = File.GetAccessControl(FileName);

            // Add the FileSystemAuditRule to the security settings. 
            fSecurity.AddAuditRule(new FileSystemAuditRule(Account,
                                                            Rights,
                                                            AuditRule));

            // Set the new access settings.
            File.SetAccessControl(FileName, fSecurity);
        }

        // Removes an ACL entry on the specified file for the specified account.
        public static void RemoveFileAuditRule(string FileName, string Account, FileSystemRights Rights, AuditFlags AuditRule)
        {

            // Get a FileSecurity object that represents the 
            // current security settings.
            FileSecurity fSecurity = File.GetAccessControl(FileName);

            // Add the FileSystemAuditRule to the security settings. 
            fSecurity.RemoveAuditRule(new FileSystemAuditRule(Account,
                                                            Rights,
                                                            AuditRule));

            // Set the new access settings.
            File.SetAccessControl(FileName, fSecurity);
        }
    }
}
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Security.AccessControl



Module FileExample

    Sub Main()
        Try
            Dim FileName As String = "test.xml"

            Console.WriteLine("Adding access control entry for " + FileName)

            ' Add the access control entry to the file.
            AddFileAuditRule(FileName, "MYDOMAIN\MyAccount", FileSystemRights.ReadData, AuditFlags.Failure)

            Console.WriteLine("Removing access control entry from " + FileName)

            ' Remove the access control entry from the file.
            RemoveFileAuditRule(FileName, "MYDOMAIN\MyAccount", FileSystemRights.ReadData, AuditFlags.Failure)

            Console.WriteLine("Done.")
        Catch e As IOException
            Console.WriteLine("Unable to open the file: " & e.Message)
        Catch e As PrivilegeNotHeldException
            Console.WriteLine("The current account does not have the correct privileges: " & e.Message)
        End Try

        Console.ReadLine()

    End Sub


    ' Adds an ACL entry on the specified file for the specified account.
    Sub AddFileAuditRule(ByVal FileName As String, ByVal Account As String, ByVal Rights As FileSystemRights, ByVal AuditRule As AuditFlags)


        ' Get a FileSecurity object that represents the 
        ' current security settings.
        Dim fSecurity As FileSecurity = File.GetAccessControl(FileName)

        ' Add the FileSystemAuditRule to the security settings. 
        fSecurity.AddAuditRule(New FileSystemAuditRule(Account, Rights, AuditRule))

        ' Set the new access settings.
        File.SetAccessControl(FileName, fSecurity)

    End Sub


    ' Removes an ACL entry on the specified file for the specified account.
    Sub RemoveFileAuditRule(ByVal FileName As String, ByVal Account As String, ByVal Rights As FileSystemRights, ByVal AuditRule As AuditFlags)

        ' Get a FileSecurity object that represents the 
        ' current security settings.
        Dim fSecurity As FileSecurity = File.GetAccessControl(FileName)

        ' Add the FileSystemAuditRule to the security settings. 
        fSecurity.RemoveAuditRule(New FileSystemAuditRule(Account, Rights, AuditRule))

        ' Set the new access settings.
        File.SetAccessControl(FileName, fSecurity)

    End Sub
End Module

Remarks

The RemoveAuditRule method removes either all matching Deny audit rules or all matching Allow audit rules from the current FileSystemSecurity object. For example, you can use this method to remove all Deny audit rules for a user by passing a FileSystemAuditRule object created using the Deny value, the Failure value, and a user account. When you do this, the RemoveAuditRule method removes any deny rules that specify the Failure value or the Success value.

Applies to