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Hello,

I am having a problem figuring out if a user is in a role in a VB COM+ application.  I have included a reference to "COM+ Services Type Library" (COMSVCS.DLL) and am using the following code:

Function IsAdmin() As Variant
    IsAdmin = COMSVCSLib.GetObjectContext.IsCallerInRole("Admins")
End Function

The problem is that this function always returns true regardless of whether the caller is in the role or not.  Incidentally the GetOriginalCallerName function of the ObjectContext.Security object *is* working.

    Thanks,
    - Lee
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did you enable/set security for your com+ package.

p.s
 
you need to use like this:

Function IsAdmin() As Boolean
   If GetObjectContext.IsSecurityEnabled = False Then
      'or raise an error
      IsAdmin = False
     
      Exit Function
   End If
   IsAdmin = GetObjectContext.IsCallerInRole("Admins")
End Function
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also you may need to make this dll and  create mts/com+ package.

from mts help


Return Values

True
Either the caller is in the specified role, or security is not enabled.
False
The caller is not in the specified role.

Remarks

You use this method to determine whether the direct caller of the currently executing method is associated with a specific role. A role is a symbolic name that represents a user or group of users who have specific access permissions to all components in a given package. Developers define roles when they create a component, and roles are mapped to individual users or groups at deployment time.
IsCallerInRole only applies to the direct caller of the currently executing method. (The direct caller is the process calling into the current server process. It can be either a base client process or a server process.) IsCallerInRole doesn't apply to the process that initiated the call sequence from which the current method was called, or to any other callers in that sequence.

Because IsCallerInRole returns True when the object that invokes it is executing in a client's process, it's a good idea to call IsSecurityEnabled before calling IsCallerInRole. If security isn't enabled, IsCallerInRole won't return an accurate result.
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