Saml2SecurityTokenHandler.CreateIssuerNameIdentifier Method

[Starting with the .NET Framework 4.5, Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) has been fully integrated into the .NET Framework. The version of WIF addressed by this topic, WIF 3.5, is deprecated and should only be used when developing against the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or the .NET Framework 4. For more information about WIF in the .NET Framework 4.5, also known as WIF 4.5, see the Windows Identity Foundation documentation in the .NET Framework 4.5 Development Guide.]

Creates a name identifier that identifies the assertion issuer.

Namespace: Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml2
Assembly: Microsoft.IdentityModel (in Microsoft.IdentityModel.dll)


Dim tokenDescriptor As SecurityTokenDescriptor
Dim returnValue As Saml2NameIdentifier

returnValue = Me.CreateIssuerNameIdentifier(tokenDescriptor)


Protected Overridable Function CreateIssuerNameIdentifier ( _
    tokenDescriptor As SecurityTokenDescriptor _
) As Saml2NameIdentifier
protected virtual Saml2NameIdentifier CreateIssuerNameIdentifier (
    SecurityTokenDescriptor tokenDescriptor
virtual Saml2NameIdentifier^ CreateIssuerNameIdentifier (
    SecurityTokenDescriptor^ tokenDescriptor
protected Saml2NameIdentifier CreateIssuerNameIdentifier (
    SecurityTokenDescriptor tokenDescriptor
protected function CreateIssuerNameIdentifier (
    tokenDescriptor : SecurityTokenDescriptor
) : Saml2NameIdentifier


  • tokenDescriptor
    The token descriptor from which to create the name identifier.

Return Value

A Saml2NameIdentifier that represents the name identifier.


Exception type Condition

tokenDescriptor is null.


SAML2 assertions must contain a name identifier for the issuer. This method may not return null.

The default implementation creates a simple name identifier from the TokenIssuerName property of the tokenDescriptor.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


Target Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)

See Also


Saml2SecurityTokenHandler Class
Saml2SecurityTokenHandler Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml2 Namespace

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