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Running a function as a specific user account.

Posted on 2005-04-14
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Last Modified: 2010-04-07
I suspect the answer to this problem is no, however here it is.

Is there any way to run a specific function of code under a specified user account? I have an asp application (intranet) that uses the Integrated security method. ie if MyDomain\UserA is the owner of the browser, then MyDomain\UserA is the account that runs the code.

I have a page that need to use the current user for most of the code, however one function on that page needs to use a specific user account to get the job done.  I need to know how to run the page under integrated security, and yet run the one function as Mydomain\Superuser.

A web config file in folder wont do it, as it changes the security method for the entire page. So I am looking for a line(s) of code that can be contained within my function to swap the user

I need something like:-


{execute code that needs new security access}

CurrentUser.Name= {Integrated user etc}

{rest of code that needs current user permissions now runs}
Can this be done?
Question by:CaptainRantflaps
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ihenry earned 500 total points
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Yes, impersonation is the answer. However, depends on operating system on where your code is running; you'd need to set some security settings. This is best sample code I've seen so far:

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