ClaimsPrincipal Constructor (IIdentity)

.NET Framework (current version)

Initializes a new instance of the ClaimsPrincipal class from the specified identity.

Namespace:   System.Security.Claims
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public ClaimsPrincipal(
	IIdentity identity


Type: System.Security.Principal.IIdentity

The identity from which to initialize the new claims principal.

Exception Condition

identity is null.

If the specified identity is assignable from ClaimsIdentity, it is used to initialize the Identities collection. Otherwise, a ClaimsIdentity is created using the specified identity and is used to initialize the collection.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 4.5
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