Saml2SecurityTokenHandler.SetDelegateFromAttribute 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.]

This method gets called when a special type of Saml2Attribute is detected. The Saml2Attribute passed in wraps a Saml2Attribute that contains a collection of attribute values (in the Values property), each of which will get mapped to a claim. All of the claims will be returned in an IClaimsIdentity with the specified issuer.

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


Dim attribute As Saml2Attribute
Dim subject As IClaimsIdentity
Dim issuer As String

Me.SetDelegateFromAttribute(attribute, subject, issuer)


Protected Overridable Sub SetDelegateFromAttribute ( _
    attribute As Saml2Attribute, _
    subject As IClaimsIdentity, _
    issuer As String _
protected virtual void SetDelegateFromAttribute (
    Saml2Attribute attribute,
    IClaimsIdentity subject,
    string issuer
virtual void SetDelegateFromAttribute (
    Saml2Attribute^ attribute, 
    IClaimsIdentity^ subject, 
    String^ issuer
protected void SetDelegateFromAttribute (
    Saml2Attribute attribute, 
    IClaimsIdentity subject, 
    String issuer
protected function SetDelegateFromAttribute (
    attribute : Saml2Attribute, 
    subject : IClaimsIdentity, 
    issuer : String


  • issuer
    The issuer of the claim.


Exception type Condition

The Saml2Attribute does not contain any valid attribute values.

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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