IApplicationTrustManager IApplicationTrustManager IApplicationTrustManager IApplicationTrustManager Interface

Definition

Determines whether an application should be executed and which set of permissions should be granted to it.

public interface class IApplicationTrustManager : System::Security::ISecurityEncodable
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(true)]
public interface IApplicationTrustManager : System.Security.ISecurityEncodable
type IApplicationTrustManager = interface
    interface ISecurityEncodable
Public Interface IApplicationTrustManager
Implements ISecurityEncodable
Attributes
Implements

Examples

The following example shows a simple implementation of IApplicationTrustManager.

// To use the custom trust manager MyTrustManager, compile it into CustomTrustManager.dll, 
// place that assembly in the GAC, and  put the following elements in
// an ApplicationTrust.config file in the config folder in the Microsoft .NET framework
// installation folder.

//<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
//                    <ApplicationEntries />
//                    <IApplicationTrustManager class="MyNamespace.MyTrustManager, CustomTrustManager, Version=1.0.0.3, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=5659fc598c2a503e"/>

using System;
using System.Security;
using System.Security.Policy;
using System.Windows.Forms;
namespace MyNamespace
{
	public class MyTrustManager : IApplicationTrustManager
	{
		public ApplicationTrust DetermineApplicationTrust(ActivationContext appContext, TrustManagerContext context)
		{
			ApplicationTrust trust = new ApplicationTrust(appContext.Identity);
			trust.IsApplicationTrustedToRun = false;

			ApplicationSecurityInfo asi = new ApplicationSecurityInfo(appContext);
			trust.DefaultGrantSet = new PolicyStatement(asi.DefaultRequestSet, PolicyStatementAttribute.Nothing);
			if (context.UIContext == TrustManagerUIContext.Run)
			{
				string message = "Do you want to run " + asi.ApplicationId.Name + " ?";
				string caption = "MyTrustManager";
				MessageBoxButtons buttons = MessageBoxButtons.YesNo;
				DialogResult result;

				// Displays the MessageBox.

				result = MessageBox.Show(message, caption, buttons);

				if (result == DialogResult.Yes)
				{
					trust.IsApplicationTrustedToRun = true;
					if (context != null)
						trust.Persist = context.Persist;
					else
						trust.Persist = false;
				}
			}

			return trust;
		}

		public SecurityElement ToXml()
		{
			SecurityElement se = new SecurityElement("IApplicationTrustManager");
			se.AddAttribute("class", typeof(MyTrustManager).AssemblyQualifiedName);
			return se;
		}

		public void FromXml(SecurityElement se)
		{
			if (se.Tag != "IApplicationTrustManager" || (string)se.Attributes["class"] != typeof(MyTrustManager).AssemblyQualifiedName)
				throw new ArgumentException("Invalid tag");
		}
	}
}
' To use the custom trust manager MyTrustManager, compile it into CustomTrustManager.dll, 
' place that assembly in the GAC, and  put the following elements in
' an ApplicationTrust.config file in the config folder in the Microsoft .NET framework
' installation folder.
'<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
'                    <ApplicationEntries />
'                    <IApplicationTrustManager class="MyNamespace.MyTrustManager, CustomTrustManager, Version=1.0.0.3, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=5659fc598c2a503e"/>
Imports System
Imports System.Security
Imports System.Security.Policy
Imports System.Windows.Forms


Public Class MyTrustManager
    Implements IApplicationTrustManager
    
    Public Function DetermineApplicationTrust(ByVal appContext As ActivationContext, ByVal context As TrustManagerContext) As ApplicationTrust Implements IApplicationTrustManager.DetermineApplicationTrust
        Dim trust As New ApplicationTrust(appContext.Identity)
        trust.IsApplicationTrustedToRun = False

        Dim asi As New ApplicationSecurityInfo(appContext)
        trust.DefaultGrantSet = New PolicyStatement(asi.DefaultRequestSet, _
        PolicyStatementAttribute.Nothing)
        If context.UIContext = TrustManagerUIContext.Run Then
            Dim message As String = "Do you want to run " + asi.ApplicationId.Name + " ?"
            Dim caption As String = "MyTrustManager"
            Dim buttons As MessageBoxButtons = MessageBoxButtons.YesNo
            Dim result As DialogResult

            ' Displays the MessageBox.
            result = MessageBox.Show(message, caption, buttons)

            If result = DialogResult.Yes Then
                trust.IsApplicationTrustedToRun = True
                If Not (context Is Nothing) Then
                    trust.Persist = context.Persist
                Else
                    trust.Persist = False
                End If
            End If
        End If
        Return trust

    End Function 'DetermineApplicationTrust
    
    Public Function ToXml() As SecurityElement Implements IApplicationTrustManager.ToXml
        Dim se As New SecurityElement("IApplicationTrustManager")
        se.AddAttribute("class", GetType(MyTrustManager).AssemblyQualifiedName)
        Return se

    End Function 'ToXml
    
    Public Sub FromXml(ByVal se As SecurityElement) Implements IApplicationTrustManager.FromXml
        If se.Tag <> "IApplicationTrustManager" OrElse _
        CStr(se.Attributes("class")) <> GetType(MyTrustManager).AssemblyQualifiedName Then
            Throw New ArgumentException("Invalid tag")
        End If

    End Sub 'FromXml 
End Class 'MyTrustManager

Remarks

Trust managers must implement the IApplicationTrustManager interface. The host calls the IApplicationTrustManager.DetermineApplicationTrust method to determine whether an application should be executed and which permissions should be granted to the application.

In the .NET Framework 4 and later, there is only one trust manager, which can be a custom implementation of the IApplicationTrustManager interface. The default trust manager implementation prompts the user for permission to install the application and to elevate the permissions granted to the application. Other trust manager implementations might provide different user experiences. For example, an implementation might check an enterprise list for trusted applications instead of prompting the user for that information.

Methods

DetermineApplicationTrust(ActivationContext, TrustManagerContext) DetermineApplicationTrust(ActivationContext, TrustManagerContext) DetermineApplicationTrust(ActivationContext, TrustManagerContext) DetermineApplicationTrust(ActivationContext, TrustManagerContext)

Determines whether an application should be executed and which set of permissions should be granted to it.

FromXml(SecurityElement) FromXml(SecurityElement) FromXml(SecurityElement) FromXml(SecurityElement)

Reconstructs a security object with a specified state from an XML encoding.

(Inherited from ISecurityEncodable)
ToXml() ToXml() ToXml() ToXml()

Creates an XML encoding of the security object and its current state.

(Inherited from ISecurityEncodable)

Applies to