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SamlSerializer Class

Serializes and deserializes SamlSecurityToken objects into and from XML documents.

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

public class SamlSerializer
public class SamlSerializer
public class SamlSerializer
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XML serialization is the process of converting an object's public properties and fields to a serial format (in this case, XML) for storage or transport. Deserialization re-creates the object in its original state from the XML.

The SamlSerializer class serializes and deserializes SAML security tokens, which have an extensible format. Unlike many other security tokens, SamlSecurityToken security tokens include XML elements and attributes that can be customized for an application's needs. Some of the extensibility points for a SAML assertion include the <saml:Advice>, <saml:Condition>, and <saml:Statement> elements. For more details about overriding how each of these elements are read, see the LoadAdvice, LoadCondition, and LoadStatement methods.


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 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0