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HostingEnvironment.Impersonate Method (IntPtr, String)

Impersonates the user specified by the configuration settings for the specified virtual path, or the specified user token.

Namespace:  System.Web.Hosting
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Unrestricted = true)]
public static IDisposable Impersonate(
	IntPtr userToken,
	string virtualPath
)

Parameters

userToken
Type: System.IntPtr

The handle of a Windows account token.

virtualPath
Type: System.String

The path to the requested resource.

Return Value

Type: System.IDisposable
An IDisposable object that represents the Windows user prior to impersonation; this object can be used to revert to the original user's context.

ExceptionCondition
HttpException

The process cannot impersonate.

The Impersonate method impersonates the user that results after applying all identity elements in the configuration settings affecting the specified virtual path. If an identity element is not specified for the virtual path, the Impersonate method impersonates the specified Windows account.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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