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SPPrincipal class

Represents a user or group that can be assigned permissions in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation to control security.

Inheritance hierarchy


Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)


Public MustInherit Class SPPrincipal _
    Inherits SPMember
Dim instance As SPPrincipal
public abstract class SPPrincipal : SPMember


When a user or group is added to a site, the user or group is the principal. The SPPrincipal object can represent one of the following types of users or groups:

  • Windows user

  • Windows group

  • Non-Windows user (provided through ASP.NET membership provider)

  • Non-Windows group (provided through ASP.NET roles provider)

  • SharePoint groups

Thread safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See also


SPPrincipal members

Microsoft.SharePoint namespace