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SecurityTokenProvider Class

Represents a security token provider that handles security tokens for a SOAP message sender.

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

public abstract class SecurityTokenProvider

Use the SecurityTokenProvider class when custom security tokens are required. The role of a security token provider is to get a security token when a SOAP message is sent by a client and a security token is used to authenticate the client or to protect the SOAP message. Specifically, the GetToken method is called to get a security token. The security token provider can also be called to cancel and renew a security using the CancelToken and RenewToken methods.

Classes that derive from the SecurityTokenManager class implement the CreateSecurityTokenProvider method to determine which security token provider is required for a given security token.

The ClientCredentialsSecurityTokenManager and ServiceCredentialsSecurityTokenManager classes provide the default implementations for built-in security token types. For custom security token scenarios, you must derive a class from one of the SecurityTokenManager, ClientCredentialsSecurityTokenManager, or ServiceCredentialsSecurityTokenManager classes and provide the functionality to create the security token provider, security token authenticator, and security token serializer for the custom security token. For more information about creating a custom token, see How To: Create a Custom Token.

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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