CBFS Storage 2020 Node.js Edition

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GetOriginatorToken Method

Retrieves the security token associated with the process that initiated the operation. (Windows only).

Syntax

cbmemdrive.getOriginatorToken([callback])

Callback

The 'callback' parameter specifies a function which will be called when the operation completes (or an error is encountered). If the 'callback' parameter is not specified, then the method will block and will not return until the operation completes (or an error is encountered).

The callback for this method is defined as:

function(err, data){ }

'err' is the error that occurred. If there was no error, then 'err' is 'null'.

'data' is the value returned by the method.

'err' has 2 properties which hold detailed information:

err.code
err.message

Remarks

This method can be called within the FilePasswordNeeded event to retrieve the security token associated with the process that initiated the operation. If the query fails, this method returns INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE.

The security token returned by this method can be passed to the Windows API's GetTokenInformation function to obtain more information about the process.

Important: When applications are finished using the returned security token, they must close it using the Windows API's CloseHandle function.

Network Access Notes (CBDrive-specific)

For virtual drives shared on the network, applications may wish to obtain information about the network users accessing it (e.g., account names). Drives can be shared in several modes in Windows, which can affect the information retrievable via the security token this method returns:

  • Authenticated mode, in which case the Helper DLL (which, in general, is responsible for relaying remote drive requests to and from the system driver) will impersonate the network user, allowing that account's actual information to be retrieved.
  • Guest mode, in which case the retrievable information is for the system's GUEST account.
  • Administrative shares (those which exist by default and whose names end with '$'; e.g., C$, ADMIN$, etc.), in which case the retrievable information is for the LOCAL_SYSTEM account.

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