Re: DirectorySecurity and ACLs


I'm not sure but I believe you must be at Windows 2000 Domain functional
level... And tha constructor of the WindowsIdentity class can only be called
from a Windows 2003 Server.

Henning Krause

"Jaret Langston" <jaret.langston@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Thanks for the response.

We have a mix of 2000 and 2003 DCs in our forrest. I have tried the new
WindowsPrincipal(new WindowsIdentity(username)).IsInRole() and get the
"Invalid Function". Any idea how to correct that?

I do realize that the local groups on the remote servers will not be
checked, but 98% of our permissions are AD group based, so I should be


Jaret Langston
Amsouth Bank

"Henning Krause [MVP]" wrote:


thats very difficult to do...especially, if the acl is from another
computer... think of this:

There is an Explicit READ ACL for LocalAdministrators on machine X.
LocalGroupA contains a global group which contains UserA.

If you check that acl from a different computer, you cannot easily check
whether UserA has acces rights on that folder. See for more
information on this topic.

As for the WindowsPrincipal.IsInRole.. with .NET 2.0 and a Windows 2003
Domain, you can use
new WindowsPrincipal(new WindowsIdentity(username)).IsInRole().

See for
on this Kereberos S4U Feature.

Henning Krause

"Jaret Langston" <jaret.langston@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I want to check the ACL rights on a directory/file and see if an ACL for
Group or User is covered by another ACL. The goal is to check the
directory/file ACLs for redundant rule sets. I am using VS2005 and
2.0 for this code.

For example:

There is an Explicit READ ACL for UserX.
There is an Inherited Change ACL for GroupY.
How do I determine if UserX is covered by the GroupY ACL?
The application is NOT being executed by UserX, so the
WindowsPrincipal.IsInRole is not an option (that I know of).

Thanks for any assistance.

Jaret Langston
Amsouth Bank


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