IssuingAuthority Class

Represents the services that are responsible for issuing security tokens and can sign the tokens using a symmetric or an asymmetric key.


Namespace:  System.IdentityModel.Tokens
Assembly:  System.IdentityModel.Tokens.ValidatingIssuerNameRegistry (in System.IdentityModel.Tokens.ValidatingIssuerNameRegistry.dll)

public class IssuingAuthority

The IssuingAuthority type exposes the following members.

Public methodIssuingAuthorityInitializes a new IssuingAuthority object.

Public propertyIssuersGets the [ISet] containing the Issuers associated with this IssuingAuthority.
Public propertyNameGets the name of this IssuingAuthority.
Public propertySymmetricKeysGets the [ISet] containing the SymmetricKeys associated with this IssuingAuthority.
Public propertyThumbprintsGets the [ISet] containing the Thumbprints associated with this IssuingAuthority.

Public methodEqualsDetermines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Tokens can also contain a logical issuer, which may be different than the signer of the token.IssuingAuthority represents a collection of keys and issuers that are consider valid.

An IssuingAuthority can be used during the process of validating a token to determine that the Service that signed the token and the issuer are as expected.

The ValidatingIssuerNameRegistry and IssuingAuthority can be used together as part of a token validation sequence.

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