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FederatedServiceCredentials Class

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.]

Helper class that provides mechanism to plug the FederatedSecurityTokenManager to any WCF ServiceHost application. Create an instance of this class and add this as the ServiceCredentials to your ServiceHost.

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

Dim instance As FederatedServiceCredentials

public class FederatedServiceCredentials : ServiceCredentials
public class FederatedServiceCredentials extends ServiceCredentials
public class FederatedServiceCredentials extends ServiceCredentials

Extends the System.ServiceModel.Security.ServiceCredentials class. Can be configured on any ServiceHost to create a FederatedSecurityTokenManager which uses SecurityTokenHandlers along with the security token support provided in WCF. This class also provides properties to set OutOfBandTokenResolver which may be used to validate the signature of a SAML token and register a custom SecurityTokenHandler.

To enable an existing WCF service with WIF, the ConfigureServiceHost method of this class needs to be called before calling on that instance. Service host instance needs to be passed as a parameter to the ConfigureServiceHost() call. This call will make the necessary changes in the service host instance to insert WIF features within the WCF message processing pipeline.

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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