AnonymousIdentificationSection AnonymousIdentificationSection AnonymousIdentificationSection AnonymousIdentificationSection Class

Definition

Configures anonymous identification for users that are not authenticated. This class cannot be inherited.

public ref class AnonymousIdentificationSection sealed : System::Configuration::ConfigurationSection
public sealed class AnonymousIdentificationSection : System.Configuration.ConfigurationSection
type AnonymousIdentificationSection = class
    inherit ConfigurationSection
Public NotInheritable Class AnonymousIdentificationSection
Inherits ConfigurationSection
Inheritance

Examples

The following example shows how to obtain the AnonymousIdentificationSection object from the underlying configuration file. You use this object to get or set the related configuration values.

// Get the applicaqtion configuration.
Configuration configuration =
    WebConfigurationManager.OpenWebConfiguration(
   "/aspnetTest");

// Get the section.
AnonymousIdentificationSection anonymousIdentificationSection = 
    (AnonymousIdentificationSection)configuration.GetSection(
    "system.web/anonymousIdentification");
' Get the applicaqtion configuration.
Dim configuration _
As Configuration = _
WebConfigurationManager.OpenWebConfiguration( _
"/aspnetTest")

' Get the section.
Dim anonymousIdentificationSection _
As AnonymousIdentificationSection = _
CType(configuration.GetSection( _
"system.web/anonymousIdentification"), _
AnonymousIdentificationSection)

Remarks

The AnonymousIdentificationSection class allows you to programmatically access and modify the anonymousIdentification element of a configuration file.

The purpose of anonymous identification is to assign, at machine and application level, a unique identity to a non-authenticated user. This unique identity can then be used to track the user. Anonymous identification as used in this context does not have any relationship with the identity of the issuer of the Web request or with other security aspects related to the user; it simply assigns a unique identity for tracking purposes and user state management.

Anonymous users are often tracked using the Session identifier. The main problems with this approach are the non-uniqueness of the identifier and the overhead involved in storing data to set a Session state value, which must be done in order to assign a session identifier to a user. Anonymous identification resolves these problems by providing a unique identifier for each non-authenticated user and not requiring the user to store any data to set the identifier.

Constructors

AnonymousIdentificationSection() AnonymousIdentificationSection() AnonymousIdentificationSection() AnonymousIdentificationSection()

Initializes a new instance of the AnonymousIdentificationSection class.

Properties

Cookieless Cookieless Cookieless Cookieless

Gets or sets a value indicating whether to use cookies.

CookieName CookieName CookieName CookieName

Gets or sets the cookie name.

CookiePath CookiePath CookiePath CookiePath

Gets or sets the path where the cookie is stored.

CookieProtection CookieProtection CookieProtection CookieProtection

Gets or sets the encryption type used to encrypt the cookie.

CookieRequireSSL CookieRequireSSL CookieRequireSSL CookieRequireSSL

Gets or sets a value indicating whether a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection is required when transmitting authentication information.

CookieSlidingExpiration CookieSlidingExpiration CookieSlidingExpiration CookieSlidingExpiration

Gets or sets whether the cookie time-out value is reset on each request.

CookieTimeout CookieTimeout CookieTimeout CookieTimeout

Gets or sets the amount of time, in minutes, after which the authentication expires.

CurrentConfiguration CurrentConfiguration CurrentConfiguration CurrentConfiguration

Gets a reference to the top-level Configuration instance that represents the configuration hierarchy that the current ConfigurationElement instance belongs to.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Domain Domain Domain Domain

Gets or sets the cookie domain.

ElementInformation ElementInformation ElementInformation ElementInformation

Gets an ElementInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationElement object.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
ElementProperty ElementProperty ElementProperty ElementProperty

Gets the ConfigurationElementProperty object that represents the ConfigurationElement object itself.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Enabled Enabled Enabled Enabled

Gets or sets a value indicating whether anonymous identification is enabled.

EvaluationContext EvaluationContext EvaluationContext EvaluationContext

Gets the ContextInformation object for the ConfigurationElement object.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
HasContext HasContext HasContext HasContext

Gets a value that indicates whether the CurrentConfiguration property is null.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Item[ConfigurationProperty] Item[ConfigurationProperty] Item[ConfigurationProperty] Item[ConfigurationProperty]

Gets or sets a property or attribute of this configuration element.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Item[String] Item[String] Item[String] Item[String]

Gets or sets a property, attribute, or child element of this configuration element.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
LockAllAttributesExcept LockAllAttributesExcept LockAllAttributesExcept LockAllAttributesExcept

Gets the collection of locked attributes.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
LockAllElementsExcept LockAllElementsExcept LockAllElementsExcept LockAllElementsExcept

Gets the collection of locked elements.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
LockAttributes LockAttributes LockAttributes LockAttributes

Gets the collection of locked attributes

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
LockElements LockElements LockElements LockElements

Gets the collection of locked elements.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
LockItem LockItem LockItem LockItem

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the element is locked.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Properties Properties Properties Properties

Gets the collection of properties.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
SectionInformation SectionInformation SectionInformation SectionInformation

Gets a SectionInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationSection object.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)

Methods

DeserializeElement(XmlReader, Boolean) DeserializeElement(XmlReader, Boolean) DeserializeElement(XmlReader, Boolean) DeserializeElement(XmlReader, Boolean)

Reads XML from the configuration file.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
DeserializeSection(XmlReader) DeserializeSection(XmlReader) DeserializeSection(XmlReader) DeserializeSection(XmlReader)

Reads XML from the configuration file.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Compares the current ConfigurationElement instance to the specified object.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Gets a unique value representing the current ConfigurationElement instance.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
GetRuntimeObject() GetRuntimeObject() GetRuntimeObject() GetRuntimeObject()

Returns a custom object when overridden in a derived class.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
GetTransformedAssemblyString(String) GetTransformedAssemblyString(String) GetTransformedAssemblyString(String) GetTransformedAssemblyString(String)

Returns the transformed version of the specified assembly name.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
GetTransformedTypeString(String) GetTransformedTypeString(String) GetTransformedTypeString(String) GetTransformedTypeString(String)

Returns the transformed version of the specified type name.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
Init() Init() Init() Init()

Sets the ConfigurationElement object to its initial state.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
InitializeDefault() InitializeDefault() InitializeDefault() InitializeDefault()

Used to initialize a default set of values for the ConfigurationElement object.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
IsModified() IsModified() IsModified() IsModified()

Indicates whether this configuration element has been modified since it was last saved or loaded when implemented in a derived class.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
IsReadOnly() IsReadOnly() IsReadOnly() IsReadOnly()

Gets a value indicating whether the ConfigurationElement object is read-only.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
ListErrors(IList) ListErrors(IList) ListErrors(IList) ListErrors(IList)

Adds the invalid-property errors in this ConfigurationElement object, and in all subelements, to the passed list.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
OnDeserializeUnrecognizedAttribute(String, String) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedAttribute(String, String) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedAttribute(String, String) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedAttribute(String, String)

Gets a value indicating whether an unknown attribute is encountered during deserialization.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
OnDeserializeUnrecognizedElement(String, XmlReader) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedElement(String, XmlReader) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedElement(String, XmlReader) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedElement(String, XmlReader)

Gets a value indicating whether an unknown element is encountered during deserialization.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
OnRequiredPropertyNotFound(String) OnRequiredPropertyNotFound(String) OnRequiredPropertyNotFound(String) OnRequiredPropertyNotFound(String)

Throws an exception when a required property is not found.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
PostDeserialize() PostDeserialize() PostDeserialize() PostDeserialize()

Called after deserialization.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
PreSerialize(XmlWriter) PreSerialize(XmlWriter) PreSerialize(XmlWriter) PreSerialize(XmlWriter)

Called before serialization.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Reset(ConfigurationElement) Reset(ConfigurationElement) Reset(ConfigurationElement) Reset(ConfigurationElement)

Resets the internal state of the ConfigurationElement object, including the locks and the properties collections.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
ResetModified() ResetModified() ResetModified() ResetModified()

Resets the value of the IsModified() method to false when implemented in a derived class.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
SerializeElement(XmlWriter, Boolean) SerializeElement(XmlWriter, Boolean) SerializeElement(XmlWriter, Boolean) SerializeElement(XmlWriter, Boolean)

Writes the contents of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
SerializeSection(ConfigurationElement, String, ConfigurationSaveMode) SerializeSection(ConfigurationElement, String, ConfigurationSaveMode) SerializeSection(ConfigurationElement, String, ConfigurationSaveMode) SerializeSection(ConfigurationElement, String, ConfigurationSaveMode)

Creates an XML string containing an unmerged view of the ConfigurationSection object as a single section to write to a file.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
SerializeToXmlElement(XmlWriter, String) SerializeToXmlElement(XmlWriter, String) SerializeToXmlElement(XmlWriter, String) SerializeToXmlElement(XmlWriter, String)

Writes the outer tags of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
SetPropertyValue(ConfigurationProperty, Object, Boolean) SetPropertyValue(ConfigurationProperty, Object, Boolean) SetPropertyValue(ConfigurationProperty, Object, Boolean) SetPropertyValue(ConfigurationProperty, Object, Boolean)

Sets a property to the specified value.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
SetReadOnly() SetReadOnly() SetReadOnly() SetReadOnly()

Sets the IsReadOnly() property for the ConfigurationElement object and all subelements.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
ShouldSerializeElementInTargetVersion(ConfigurationElement, String, FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeElementInTargetVersion(ConfigurationElement, String, FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeElementInTargetVersion(ConfigurationElement, String, FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeElementInTargetVersion(ConfigurationElement, String, FrameworkName)

Indicates whether the specified element should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion(ConfigurationProperty, String, FrameworkName, ConfigurationElement) ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion(ConfigurationProperty, String, FrameworkName, ConfigurationElement) ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion(ConfigurationProperty, String, FrameworkName, ConfigurationElement) ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion(ConfigurationProperty, String, FrameworkName, ConfigurationElement)

Indicates whether the specified property should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
ShouldSerializeSectionInTargetVersion(FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeSectionInTargetVersion(FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeSectionInTargetVersion(FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeSectionInTargetVersion(FrameworkName)

Indicates whether the current ConfigurationSection instance should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
Unmerge(ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationSaveMode) Unmerge(ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationSaveMode) Unmerge(ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationSaveMode) Unmerge(ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationSaveMode)

Modifies the ConfigurationElement object to remove all values that should not be saved.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)

Applies to

See also