ISecurityInformation interface (aclui.h)

The ISecurityInformation interface enables the access control editor to communicate with the caller of the CreateSecurityPage and EditSecurity functions. The editor calls the interface methods to retrieve information that is used to initialize its pages and to determine the editing options available to the user. The editor also calls the interface methods to pass the user's input back to the application.

The LPSECURITYINFO type is a pointer to an ISecurityInformation object.


The ISecurityInformation interface inherits from the IUnknown interface. ISecurityInformation also has these types of members:


The ISecurityInformation interface has these methods.


The GetAccessRights method requests information about the access rights that can be controlled for a securable object.

The GetInheritTypes method requests information about how ACEs can be inherited by child objects. For more information, see ACE Inheritance.

The GetObjectInformation method requests information that the access control editor uses to initialize its pages and to determine the editing options available to the user.

The GetSecurity method requests a security descriptor for the securable object whose security descriptor is being edited. The access control editor calls this method to retrieve the object's current or default security descriptor.

The MapGeneric method requests that the generic access rights in an access mask be mapped to their corresponding standard and specific access rights.

The PropertySheetPageCallback method notifies an EditSecurity or CreateSecurityPage caller that an access control editor property page is being created or destroyed.

The SetSecurity method provides a security descriptor containing the security information the user wants to apply to the securable object. The access control editor calls this method when the user clicks Okay or Apply.


Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header aclui.h

See also

Access Control Editor

Access Control Editor Functions