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Claim.Equals Method

Determines whether the specified object represents the same claim as the current Claim object.

Namespace:  System.IdentityModel.Claims
Assembly:  System.IdentityModel (in System.IdentityModel.dll)

public override bool Equals(
	Object obj


Type: System.Object

The object to compare with the current Claim.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if obj represents the same claim as the current Claim; otherwise false.

This method overrides the Equals method to provide equality comparisons for Claim objects. The comparison consists of three comparisons on the values of the Right, ClaimType, and Resource properties. The comparison algorithm that is used on the Resource property depends upon the value of the ClaimType property. The following table details the comparison algorithm that is used for the specified claim type.

Claim type



Case insensitive string comparison on the resource.


Byte-by-byte comparison.


Byte-by-byte comparison on the Modulus and Exponent parts of the algorithm.


Byte-by-byte comparison.


SID comparison.


Normalized X.500 raw data comparison.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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