Allows security actions for System.Security.Permissions.SiteIdentityPermission to be applied to code using declarative security. This class cannot be inherited.
See Also: SiteIdentityPermissionAttribute Members
Site identity is only defined for code from URLs with the protocols of HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP. A site is the string between the "//" after the protocol of a URL and the following "/", if present, for example, www.fourthcoffee.com in the URL http://www.fourthcoffee.com/process/grind.htm. This excludes port numbers. If a given URL is http://www.fourthcoffee.com:8000/, the site is www.fourthcoffee.com, not www.fourthcoffee.com:8000.
Sites can be matched exactly, or by a wildcard ("*") prefix at the dot delimiter. For example, the site name string *.fourthcoffee.com matches fourthcoffee.com as well as www.fourthcoffee.com. Without a wildcard, the site name must be a precise match. The site name string * will match any site, but will not match code that has no site evidence.
Starting with the net_v40_long, identity permissions are not used.
In the .NET Framework versions 1.0 and 1.1, demands on the identity permissions are effective even when the calling assembly is fully trusted. That is, although the calling assembly has full trust, a demand for an identity permission fails if the assembly does not meet the demanded criteria. In the .NET Framework version 2.0, demands for identity permissions are ineffective if the calling assembly has full trust. This assures consistency for all permissions, eliminating the treatment of identity permissions as a special case.
The scope of the declaration that is allowed depends on the System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction that is used.
The security information declared by a security attribute is stored in the metadata of the attribute target and is accessed by the system at run time. Security attributes are used only for declarative security. For imperative security, use the corresponding permission class.