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SigningCredentials Class

Represents the cryptographic key and security algorithms that are used to generate a digital signature.

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

public class SigningCredentials

Use the SigningCredentials class to specify the signing key, signing key identifier, and security algorithms that are used by WCF to generate the digital signature for a SamlAssertion. To set the digital signature details, set the SigningCredentials property of the SamlAssertion class.


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