ClaimsPrincipal.CreateFromHttpContext Method (HttpContext)

[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 an IClaimsPrincipal object from the security context of the specified HTTP request. The client certificate, if present in the request, is not authenticated.

Namespace: Microsoft.IdentityModel.Claims
Assembly: Microsoft.IdentityModel (in Microsoft.IdentityModel.dll)


Dim httpContext As HttpContext
Dim returnValue As IClaimsPrincipal

returnValue = ClaimsPrincipal.CreateFromHttpContext(httpContext)


Public Shared Function CreateFromHttpContext ( _
    httpContext As HttpContext _
) As IClaimsPrincipal
public static IClaimsPrincipal CreateFromHttpContext (
    HttpContext httpContext
static IClaimsPrincipal^ CreateFromHttpContext (
    HttpContext^ httpContext
public static IClaimsPrincipal CreateFromHttpContext (
    HttpContext httpContext
public static function CreateFromHttpContext (
    httpContext : HttpContext
) : IClaimsPrincipal


  • httpContext
    A HttpContext that represents the properties of the HTTP request.

Return Value

An IClaimsPrincipal appropriate for the token associated with the HTTP Request.


Exception type Condition

httpContext is null.


The IClaimsPrincipal is created from the System.Web.HttpContext.User property. The client certificate (if present) is not authenticated. The method returns an IClaimsPrincipal implementation appropriate for the token associated with the request. For more information, see the ClaimsPrincipal.CreateFromHttpContext(HttpContext,Boolean) method.

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


ClaimsPrincipal Class
ClaimsPrincipal Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Claims Namespace

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