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SecurityTokenManager.CreateSecurityTokenSerializer Method

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

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

public abstract SecurityTokenSerializer CreateSecurityTokenSerializer(
	SecurityTokenVersion version


Type: System.IdentityModel.Selectors.SecurityTokenVersion

A SecurityTokenVersion that specifies the WS-* specification versions that security tokens adhere to.

Return Value

Type: System.IdentityModel.Selectors.SecurityTokenSerializer
A SecurityTokenSerializer to serialize the security tokens.

To add serialization support for a custom token, derive a class from WSSecurityTokenSerializer and return an instance of that class for the CreateSecurityTokenSerializer(SecurityTokenVersion) method. The WSSecurityTokenSerializer class, which derives from the SecurityTokenSerializer class, is capable of serializing and deserializing the security tokens that ship with WCF. Thus, to add support for a custom token to the serializer, override the virtual methods in the WSSecurityTokenSerializer class, add code that checks whether the desired security token is the custom token, and, if not, call the base class method.

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