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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

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 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