Trying to get Active Driectory User information - Groups RRS feed

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  • User982203039 posted

    I am trying to get user information on my Intranet. I am successful with using using (var context = new PrincipalContext(ContextType.Domain, "domain.local")) in my home controller. My question is how can I make this information available to ALL views? I saw an article on MyHelpers view. I added the App_Code directory and added:

    @using System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement
            @helper UserFullName()
                    using (var context = new PrincipalContext(ContextType.Domain))
                    var principal = UserPrincipal.FindByIdentity(context, User.Identity.Name);
                    if (principal != null)
                        var fullName = string.Format("{0} {1}", principal.GivenName, principal.Surname);

    The issue is that the line @using System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement give a error that says: Using directive is unnecessary. The type or namespace name 'DirectoryServices' does not exists in the namespace 'System' (Are you missing as assembly refernense?) I do have this reference and am using the DirectoryService on a controller.

    Any ideas on this issue? Or is there a better way to do what I am trying to do? I would like to have the 
    user.Name and user.EmailAddress from DirectoryEntry directoryEntry = user.GetUnderlyingObject() as DirectoryEntry; available to all my views along with checking for a certain group membership. Thanks!!


    Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:32 PM

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