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.NET 5.0+

AuthenticationActiveDirectory.CreateUserAutomatically Property

Specifies whether a user is created automatically for the Windows account used to run the application.

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Security

Assembly: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Security.v21.2.dll


public bool CreateUserAutomatically { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

true, if a user is created automatically for the Windows account used to run the application; otherwise - false.


Although the default value of this property is false, it is changed to true in a solution template. When UI-level security is used, you can change this property value in the Application Designer.


When the Middle Tier security is used, change this property value in the following manner.

AuthenticationActiveDirectory authentication = new AuthenticationActiveDirectory();
authentication.CreateUserAutomatically = false;
QueryRequestSecurityStrategyHandler securityProviderHandler = delegate() {
    return new SecurityStrategyComplex(typeof(PermissionPolicyUser), 
        typeof(PermissionPolicyRole), authentication);

The SecurityStrategyComplex.NewUserRoleName property specifies the Role which is associated with the auto-created users.

You can customize the process of user auto-creation by handling the AuthenticationActiveDirectory.CustomCreateUser event.

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