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Microsoft KB Archive/102101

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INFO: Extracting the SID from an ACE


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Win32 Application Programming Interface (API), used with:
    • the operating system: Microsoft Windows NT, versions 3.1, 3.5
    • the operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000


To access the security identifier (SID) contained in an access control entry (ACE), the following syntax can be used:


   if((((PACE_HEADER)pTempAce)->AceType) == ACCESS_ALLOWED_ACE_TYPE)


The "if" statement checks the type of ACE, which is one of the following values:


The conditional statement casts pTempAce (the pointer to the ACE) to a PACCESS_ALLOWED_ACE structure. The address of the SidStart member is then cast to a PSID and assigned to the pSID variable. pSID can now be used with any Win32 Security application programming interface (API) that takes a PSID as a parameter.

Additional query words: 3.10 3.50

Keywords : kbAccCtrl kbKernBase kbOSWin2000 kbSecurity kbDSupport kbGrpDSKernBase
Issue type : kbinfo
Technology : kbAudDeveloper kbWin32sSearch kbWin32API

Last Reviewed: October 27, 2000
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