WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs.Identity Property


Gets the Windows identity passed to the WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs constructor.

 property System::Security::Principal::WindowsIdentity ^ Identity { System::Security::Principal::WindowsIdentity ^ get(); };
public System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity Identity { get; }
member this.Identity : System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity
Public ReadOnly Property Identity As WindowsIdentity

Property Value

The Windows identity passed to the WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs constructor.


The following code example uses the WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event to set the User property of the current HttpContext to a custom IPrincipal object.

public void WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate(object sender, WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs args)
  if (!args.Identity.IsAnonymous)
    args.User = new Samples.AspNet.Security.MyPrincipal(args.Identity);
Public Sub WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate(sender As Object, args As WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs)
  If Not args.Identity.IsAnonymous Then
    args.User = New Samples.AspNet.Security.MyPrincipal(args.Identity)
  End If
End Sub


The WindowsAuthenticationModule constructs a WindowsAuthenticationEventArgs object using the Windows identity supplied by IIS and the current HttpContext and passes it to the WindowsAuthentication_OnAuthenticate event.

If IIS uses anonymous authentication, the Identity property is set to the identity returned by the GetAnonymous method.

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