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Troubleshooting Exceptions: System.IdentityModel.Selectors.UnsupportedPolicyOptionsException

An UnsupportedPolicyOptionsException exception indicates that a policy was provided to the system that includes options that are not supported. Restrictions that can cause these failures include the following:

A recipient has requested a token from the local security token service by specifying http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/issuer/self as the issuer of the token. However, one of the requirements specified in the policy is not supported by the CardSpace local security token service. For more information, see A Technical Reference for the Information Card Profile V1.0. Examples of unsupported options include the following:

  • A claim requested by the recipient is not in the list of supported claims specified in the Supported Claim Types section of "A Technical Reference for the Information Card Profile V1.0."

  • The token type is something other than SAML 1.0 or 1.1.

  • For non-SSL sites, a key is not Symmetric.

  • The KeyWrapAlgorithm differs from the default algorithm.

  • An unsupported element is specified in the policy. The elements that are supported are the following:

    • EncryptionAlgorithm

    • CanonicalizationAlgorithm

    • SignWith

    • TokenType

    • ClaimsElement

    • KeyType

    • KeySize

    • EncryptWith

    • RequestType

    • SecondaryParameters

    • KeyWrapAlgorithm

  • wst:RequestType is not of type Issue.

  • For Asymmetric key types, a key size is not 2048.

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