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SamlSecurityToken.ValidFrom Property

Gets the first instant in time at which this security token is valid.

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

public override DateTime ValidFrom { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime
A DateTime that represents the first instant in time at which this security token is valid.

Use the ValidFrom and ValidTo properties to determine the time period in which a SamlSecurityToken token is valid. The ValidFrom and ValidTo properties represent the first and last instants in time in which the security token is valid, respectively.

By default, a 5-minute clock skew is allowed between the sender and receiver of the security token. So, if the NotBefore property is set to 1:00 PM, then the ValidFrom property is set to 12:55 PM.

When the ValidFrom property is set to MinValue, then the SAML assertion associated with this SamlSecurityToken security token does not have any conditions set.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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