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Troubleshooting Exceptions: System.IdentityModel.Selectors.PolicyValidationException

A PolicyValidationException exception is thrown when the policy supplied by the recipient cannot be validated. For more information about policy requirements, see A Technical Reference for the Information Card Profile V1.0.

Any invalid policy content can cause this failure. Common problems with policy content include the following:

  • Invalid key type

  • Invalid key size

  • Invalid XML

  • No claims specified in the policy (at least one non-optional claim must be specified)