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Saml2SecurityTokenHandler.ReadAuthenticationContext Method

.NET Framework 4.5

Reads the <saml:AuthnContext> element.

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

protected virtual Saml2AuthenticationContext ReadAuthenticationContext(
	XmlReader reader


Type: System.Xml.XmlReader

An XmlReader positioned at the element to read.

Return Value

Type: System.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml2AuthenticationContext
A Saml2AuthenticationContext that represents the AuthnContext element that is read.


reader is null.

The default implementation does not handle the optional <saml:AuthnContextDecl> element. To handle by-value authentication context declarations, override this method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5

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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