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X509ThumbprintKeyIdentifierClause Class

Represents a key identifier clause that identifies a X509SecurityToken security tokens using the X.509 certificate's thumbprint.

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

public class X509ThumbprintKeyIdentifierClause : BinaryKeyIdentifierClause

Typically, the X509ThumbprintKeyIdentifierClause does not need to be used, other than when a custom security token service is created. When a security token service returns a security token, the issued security token contains references to attached and unattached security tokens. Attached references refer to security tokens that are contained within the security header of a SOAP message token and unattached references reference security tokens that are not included within the security header of a SOAP message. These references typically affirm the authenticity of the issued security token. Use the X509ThumbprintKeyIdentifierClause class to reference a X509SecurityToken security token using the X.509 certificate's thumbprint. The GetX509Thumbprint method returns the thumbprint.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) supports the following types of security token references for X509SecurityToken security tokens.

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