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SecurityTokenSerializer Class

Represents a class that can read and write key identifiers, key identifier clauses, and security tokens.

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

public abstract class SecurityTokenSerializer

Use the SecurityTokenSerializer class to read and write SecurityKeyIdentifier, SecurityKeyIdentifierClause, and SecurityToken classes as XML. The SecurityTokenSerializer class has methods to determine whether this class can read and write these entities and to actually read and write them. For security tokens, these methods are CanReadToken, CanWriteToken, ReadToken, and WriteToken.


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