Python code to read and print the folder permissions on regkeys


Can someone please help to write python code that fetches values from registry keys and also prints what permissions different users of system have on those keys?


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Accidentally posted in your perl question on the same topic (  I follow both categories and wasn't paying a whole lot of attention.  Here's a python example.
import win32api
import win32security
import _winreg

class Ace(object):
    ace_flags = {win32security.CONTAINER_INHERIT_ACE: 'Container Inherit',
                 win32security.FAILED_ACCESS_ACE_FLAG: 'Failed Access',
                 win32security.INHERIT_ONLY_ACE: 'Inherit only',
                 win32security.INHERITED_ACE: 'Inherited ACE',
                 win32security.NO_PROPAGATE_INHERIT_ACE: 'No propagate',
                 win32security.OBJECT_INHERIT_ACE: 'Object inherit',
                 win32security.SUCCESSFUL_ACCESS_ACE_FLAG: 'Successful access'}
    def __init__(self, ace):
        self.ace = ace
        ( (self.access_type, self.flags), self.mask, self.pysid) = ace

    def getType(self):
        if self.access_type == win32security.ACCESS_ALLOWED_ACE_TYPE:
            return "Allow"
        if self.access_type == win32security.ACCESS_DENIED_ACE_TYPE:
            return "Deny"

    def getFlags(self):
        readable_flags = list()
        for (f, v) in self.ace_flags.items():
            if f & self.flags == f:
        return readable_flags
class RegKey(object):

    registry_rights = {_winreg.KEY_ALL_ACCESS: 'All Access',
                      _winreg.KEY_WRITE: 'Write',
                      _winreg.KEY_READ: 'Read',
                      _winreg.KEY_EXECUTE: 'Read',
                      _winreg.KEY_QUERY_VALUE: 'Query value',
                      _winreg.KEY_SET_VALUE: 'Set value',
                      _winreg.KEY_CREATE_SUB_KEY: 'Create subkey',
                      _winreg.KEY_ENUMERATE_SUB_KEYS: 'Enum subkeys',
                      _winreg.KEY_NOTIFY: 'Request notification',
                      _winreg.KEY_CREATE_LINK: 'Link (reserved)' }
    def __init__(self, key_path, machine=None, root=_winreg.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE):
        self.registry = _winreg.ConnectRegistry(None, root)
        self.key_path = key_path
        self.key = _winreg.OpenKey(self.registry, key_path) = win32api.RegGetKeySecurity(self.key.handle, win32security.DACL_SECURITY_INFORMATION)
        self.dacl =
        self.aces = list()
        for i in range(self.dacl.GetAceCount()):

    def dump_values(self):
        (subkey_count, value_count, last_modified) = _winreg.QueryInfoKey(self.key)
        print "Values:"
        for i in range(value_count):
            (name, data, value_type) = _winreg.EnumValue(self.key, i)
            print "\t{0}: {1}".format(name, data)

    def dump_subkeys(self):
        (subkey_count, value_count, last_modified) = _winreg.QueryInfoKey(self.key)
        print "Subkeys:"
        for i in range(subkey_count):
           print "\t{0}".format(_winreg.EnumKey(self.key, i))

    def dump_ace(self, ace):
        print "Ace: {0}".format(ace.ace)
        print " Type: {0}".format(ace.getType())
        print " Flags: {0}".format(", ".join(ace.getFlags()))  
        account = win32security.LookupAccountSid(None, ace.pysid);
        print " Account: {0}\{1}".format(account[1], account[0])
        print " Access:"
        if ace.mask & _winreg.KEY_ALL_ACCESS == _winreg.KEY_ALL_ACCESS:
            print "\t{0}".format(self.registry_rights[_winreg.KEY_ALL_ACCESS])
            for (p, v) in self.registry_rights.items():
                if p & ace.mask == p:
                   print "\t{0}".format(v)
    def dump_dacl(self):
        for ace in self.aces:
if __name__ == '__main__':
    r = RegKey(r"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings",

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