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SecurityTokenManager Class

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 ref class SecurityTokenManager abstract

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.

using custom security token authenticators and security token providers, see Custom Credential and Credential Validation. creating a custom security token, see How To: Create a Custom Token.

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0