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NameIdentifierFormats 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.]

Defines URI constants for SAML 2.0 Name Format Identifiers.

Namespace: Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml2.Saml2Constants
Assembly: Microsoft.IdentityModel (in Microsoft.IdentityModel.dll)


public static class NameIdentifierFormats
public final class NameIdentifierFormats
public final class NameIdentifierFormats

These identifiers may be used in the Format attribute of the NameID, NameIDPolicy, or Issuer elements to refer to common formats for the content of the elements and the associated processing rules, if any, [Saml2Core, 8.3]. The Issuer and NameID elements are represented by the Saml2NameIdentifier class and the Format attribute is represented by the Format property. The identifiers are constants of type Uri.

For more information about the constants defined in this class, see the SAML V2.0 Core specification. You can find links to this specification and other WS-* specifications relevant to WIF in the Windows Identity Foundation SDK topic.


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 98, Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Windows CE, Windows Server 2008, Windows 98 Second Edition, Pocket PC, Smart Phone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit), Not tested on Windows XP


NameIdentifierFormats Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml2.Saml2Constants Namespace

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