SecurityTokenManager Class


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Represents a security token manager that specifies how security tokens are provided, authenticated, and serialized.

Namespace:   System.IdentityModel.Selectors
Assembly:  System.IdentityModel (in System.IdentityModel.dll)

public abstract class SecurityTokenManager


Initializes a new instance of the SecurityTokenManager class.

System_CAPS_pubmethodCreateSecurityTokenAuthenticator(SecurityTokenRequirement, SecurityTokenResolver)

Gets a security token authenticator that meets the specified security token requirements.


Gets a security token provider that meets the specified security token requirements.


Gets an XML serializer that can serialize security tokens in the specified version of the WS-* specifications.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

Use the SecurityTokenManager class when you need a custom security token, security token authenticator, or security token provider. Use a custom security token to handle credentials that WCF does not support. Use a custom security token authenticator when the authentication methods WCF provides are not sufficient. A SecurityTokenManager class returns a security token authenticator in the CreateSecurityTokenAuthenticator(SecurityTokenRequirement, SecurityTokenResolver) method. A security token provider provides security tokens for outgoing SOAP messages. A SecurityTokenManager class returns a security token provider in the CreateSecurityTokenProvider(SecurityTokenRequirement) method.

For more information about using custom security token authenticators and security token providers, see Custom Credential and Credential Validation. For more information about creating a custom security token, see How to: Create a Custom Token.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0

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

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