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ClaimsPrincipal.CreateFromIdentities Method (ClaimsIdentityCollection, String)

Windows Identity Foundation
[Starting with the .NET Framework 4.5, Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) has been fully integrated into the .NET Framework. The version of WIF addressed by this topic, WIF 3.5, is deprecated and should only be used when developing against the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or the .NET Framework 4. For more information about WIF in the .NET Framework 4.5, also known as WIF 4.5, see the Windows Identity Foundation documentation in the .NET Framework 4.5 Development Guide.]

Creates an appropriate IClaimsPrincipal object from a collection of claims-based identities.

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

Dim identities As ClaimsIdentityCollection
Dim windowsIssuerName As String
Dim returnValue As IClaimsPrincipal

returnValue = ClaimsPrincipal.CreateFromIdentities(identities, windowsIssuerName)

public static IClaimsPrincipal CreateFromIdentities (
	ClaimsIdentityCollection identities,
	string windowsIssuerName
public static IClaimsPrincipal CreateFromIdentities (
	ClaimsIdentityCollection identities, 
	String windowsIssuerName
public static function CreateFromIdentities (
	identities : ClaimsIdentityCollection, 
	windowsIssuerName : String
) : IClaimsPrincipal



A ClaimsIdentityCollection that contains the identities.


The issuer name to use for Windows claims.

Return Value

An IClaimsPrincipal appropriate for the identities in the collection.

Exception typeCondition

identities is empty or null.

If there is an identity based on a WindowsIdentity in the ClaimsIdentityCollection, a WindowsClaimsPrincipal is returned. The issuer specified by windowsIssuerName is used for Windows claims.

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


Target Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)

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