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SigningCredentials Class

Represents the cryptographic key and security algorithms that are used to generate a digital signature.

System.Object
  System.IdentityModel.Tokens.SigningCredentials
    System.IdentityModel.Tokens.X509SigningCredentials

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

public class SigningCredentials

The SigningCredentials type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSigningCredentials(SecurityKey, String, String)Initializes a new instance of the SigningCredentials class.
Public methodSigningCredentials(SecurityKey, String, String, SecurityKeyIdentifier)Initializes a new instance of the SigningCredentials class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyDigestAlgorithmGets the cryptographic algorithm that is used to compute the digest for the portion of the SOAP message that is to be digitally signed.
Public propertySignatureAlgorithmGets the cryptographic algorithm that is used to generate the digital signature.
Public propertySigningKeyGets the cryptographic key that is used to generate the digital signature.
Public propertySigningKeyIdentifierGets the identifier that represents the key that is used to create a digital signature.
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  NameDescription
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 the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
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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Use the SigningCredentials class to specify the signing key, signing key identifier, and security algorithms that are used by WCF to generate the digital signature for a SamlAssertion. To set the digital signature details, set the SigningCredentials property of the SamlAssertion class.

.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.

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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