SamlEvidence Class

Represents the evidence used to render an authorization decision for a SamlSecurityToken security token.

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

public class SamlEvidence

SamlSecurityToken security tokens specify their claims using SAML assertions, which can specify when the subject was authorized to access a specific resource. The claims in a SAML assertion are represented by SAML statements. The SAML specification defines a set of SAML statement types and one of them is a SamlAuthorizationDecisionStatement. An SamlAuthorizationDecisionStatement asserts an authorization decision regarding access by the subject to the specified resource has been made. The SamlEvidence class represents the evidence used by a SAML authority to render an authorization decision for a SamlAuthorizationDecisionStatement. The evidence is specified as SAML assertions or a reference to SAML assertions, which refer to the Assertions and AssertionIdReferences properties, respectively.


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
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