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SecurityKey Class

Base class for security keys.

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

public abstract class SecurityKey

The SecurityKey type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Protected methodSecurityKeyInitializes a new instance of the SecurityKey class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyKeySizeWhen overridden in a derived class, gets the size, in bits, of the key.
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  NameDescription
Public methodDecryptKeyWhen overridden in a derived class, decrypts the specified encrypted key.
Public methodEncryptKeyWhen overridden in a derived class, encrypts the specified key.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsAsymmetricAlgorithmWhen overridden in a derived class, gets a value that indicates whether the specified algorithm uses asymmetric keys.
Public methodIsSupportedAlgorithmWhen overridden in a derived class, gets a value that indicates whether the specified algorithm is supported by this class.
Public methodIsSymmetricAlgorithmWhen overridden in a derived class, gets a value that indicates whether the specified algorithm uses symmetric keys.
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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Security keys are used for cryptographic operations, such as generating digital signatures and encrypting XML data.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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