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SecurityToken Class

Represents a base class used to implement all security tokens.


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

public abstract class SecurityToken

The SecurityToken type exposes the following members.

Protected methodSecurityTokenInitializes a new instance of the SecurityToken class.

Public propertyIdGets a unique identifier of the security token.
Public propertySecurityKeysGets the cryptographic keys associated with the security token.
Public propertyValidFromGets the first instant in time at which this security token is valid.
Public propertyValidToGets the last instant in time at which this security token is valid.

Public methodCanCreateKeyIdentifierClause<T>Gets a value that indicates whether this security token is capable of creating the specified key identifier.
Public methodCreateKeyIdentifierClause<T>Creates the specified key identifier clause.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines 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 a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodMatchesKeyIdentifierClauseReturns a value that indicates whether the key identifier for this instance can be resolved to the specified key identifier.
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodResolveKeyIdentifierClauseGets the key for the specified key identifier clause.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Use a security token to provide authentication credentials or to protect a message.

.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.

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