Windows identity during asynchronous calls

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Dave Mullen, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Dave Mullen

    Dave Mullen Guest

    I'm trying to access a SQL server from a thread started from an
    application and get a "Cannot log into database as user null..." error. How
    can I make the thread inherit the same identity as the calling process?
    When I spin off the thread I have seen that it typically runs as NT
    System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent().Name). I have had
    intermittent success
    passing the token of the calling process and impersonating it in the called
    process but once in a while hit an exception when trying to impersonate.

    Web Config of calling process:
    <authentication mode="Forms" >
    <forms name="adAuthCookie" loginUrl="_mem_bin/formslogin.aspx"
    protection="All" path="/" timeout="60" ></forms>
    <identity impersonate="true" />

    Web Site Directory Security of calling process is set to Anonymous Access.
    Account used for anonymous access is a user w/ permissions to our SQL Server
    db. Windows Integrated Authentication is also checked.

    calling asynchronous process:
    ThreadPool.QueueUserWorkItem(New WaitCallback(AddressOf lfd.SubmitRequest),

    Impersonation Logic:
    Sub SubmitRequest(ByVal Token As Object)


    Dave Mullen, Jul 24, 2003
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