IdentityVerifier Class

An abstract base class that can be implemented to verify an expected identity against an authorization context that represents a remote endpoint, or to create an identity from an endpoint address.

Namespace: System.ServiceModel.Security
Assembly: System.ServiceModel (in system.servicemodel.dll)

public abstract class IdentityVerifier
public abstract class IdentityVerifier
public abstract class IdentityVerifier
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The WCF infrastructure calls the TryGetIdentity method first to retrieve the service's identity from the message. Next, the infrastructure calls the CheckAccess method with the returned EndpointIdentity and AuthorizationContext.

For more information about implementing the class, see How To: Create a Custom Client Identity Verifier.


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

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