Page.User Property


Gets information about the user making the page request.

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

Property Value

An IPrincipal that represents the user making the page request.



The following code example uses the User property to access authentication and identity information for the current user. If the user is not authenticated, it redirects them to a login page.

void UserInfo(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
   IPrincipal myPrincipal = this.User;
   String tableString = "<table border=\"1\"><tr><td>Name</td><td>";
   tableString += Server.HtmlEncode(myPrincipal.Identity.Name) + "</td></tr><tr><td>";
   tableString += "AuthenticationType</td><td>" + myPrincipal.Identity.AuthenticationType;
   tableString += "</td></tr><tr><td>IsAuthenticated</td><td>";
   tableString += myPrincipal.Identity.IsAuthenticated + "</td></tr></table>";
Sub UserInfo(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)         
   Dim myPrincipal As IPrincipal = Me.User
   Dim tableString As  String 
        tableString = "<table border=""1""><tr><td>Name</td><td>"
   tableString &= Server.HtmlEncode(myPrincipal.Identity.Name) + "</td></tr><tr><td>"
   tableString &= "AuthenticationType</td><td>" + myPrincipal.Identity.AuthenticationType
   tableString &= "</td></tr><tr><td>IsAuthenticated</td><td>"
   tableString &= myPrincipal.Identity.IsAuthenticated.ToString() + "</td></tr></table>"
End Sub


An IPrincipal object represents the security context of the user on whose behalf the code is running, including that user's identity and any roles to which they belong.

This property uses the HttpContext object's User property to determine where the request originates.

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