MutexRights MutexRights MutexRights MutexRights Enum

Definition

Specifies the access control rights that can be applied to named system mutex objects.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

public enum class MutexRights
[System.Flags]
[System.Security.SecurityCritical]
public enum MutexRights
type MutexRights = 
Public Enum MutexRights
Inheritance
Attributes

Fields

ChangePermissions ChangePermissions ChangePermissions ChangePermissions 262144

The right to change the security and audit rules associated with a named mutex.

Delete Delete Delete Delete 65536

The right to delete a named mutex.

FullControl FullControl FullControl FullControl 2031617

The right to exert full control over a named mutex, and to modify its access rules and audit rules.

Modify Modify Modify Modify 1

The right to release a named mutex.

ReadPermissions ReadPermissions ReadPermissions ReadPermissions 131072

The right to open and copy the access rules and audit rules for a named mutex.

Synchronize Synchronize Synchronize Synchronize 1048576

The right to wait on a named mutex.

TakeOwnership TakeOwnership TakeOwnership TakeOwnership 524288

The right to change the owner of a named mutex.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the use of MutexRights values when creating and using MutexAccessRule objects. The example creates an MutexSecurity object, adds rules that allow and deny various rights for the current user, and displays the resulting pair of rules. The example then allows new rights for the current user and displays the result, showing that the new rights are merged with the existing AccessControlType.Allow rule.

Note

This example does not attach the security object to a Mutex object; see MutexSecurity, Mutex.GetAccessControl method, and Mutex.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.
        MutexSecurity mSec = new MutexSecurity();

        // Add a rule that grants the current user the 
        // right to enter or release the mutex.
        MutexAccessRule rule = new MutexAccessRule(user, 
            MutexRights.Synchronize | MutexRights.Modify, 
            AccessControlType.Allow);
        mSec.AddAccessRule(rule);

        // Add a rule that denies the current user the 
        // right to change permissions on the mutex.
        rule = new MutexAccessRule(user, 
            MutexRights.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 mutex. This rule
        // is merged with the existing Allow rule.
        rule = new MutexAccessRule(user, 
            MutexRights.ReadPermissions, 
            AccessControlType.Allow);
        mSec.AddAccessRule(rule);

        ShowSecurity(mSec);
    }

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

        foreach(MutexAccessRule 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.MutexRights);
            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
 */
Imports System
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 MutexSecurity()

        ' Add a rule that grants the current user the 
        ' right to enter or release the mutex.
        Dim rule As New MutexAccessRule(user, _
            MutexRights.Synchronize _
            Or MutexRights.Modify, _
            AccessControlType.Allow)
        mSec.AddAccessRule(rule)

        ' Add a rule that denies the current user the 
        ' right to change permissions on the mutex.
        rule = New MutexAccessRule(user, _
            MutexRights.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 mutex. This rule
        ' is merged with the existing Allow rule.
        rule = New MutexAccessRule(user, _
            MutexRights.ReadPermissions, _
            AccessControlType.Allow)
        mSec.AddAccessRule(rule)

        ShowSecurity(mSec)

    End Sub 

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

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

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

Remarks

Use the MutexRights enumeration to specify access control rights when you create MutexSecurity objects. To apply access rights to a named system mutex, use MutexSecurity objects with the Mutex(Boolean, String, Boolean, MutexSecurity) constructor and the Mutex.SetAccessControl method.

Note

Security on synchronization objects is not supported for Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition.

Applies to

See Also