ConfigurationBasedIssuerNameRegistry Class

[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.]

Implements a name service that resolves issuer tokens to strings.

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


Dim instance As ConfigurationBasedIssuerNameRegistry


Public Class ConfigurationBasedIssuerNameRegistry
    Inherits IssuerNameRegistry
public class ConfigurationBasedIssuerNameRegistry : IssuerNameRegistry
public ref class ConfigurationBasedIssuerNameRegistry : public IssuerNameRegistry
public class ConfigurationBasedIssuerNameRegistry extends IssuerNameRegistry
public class ConfigurationBasedIssuerNameRegistry extends IssuerNameRegistry


ConfigurationBasedIssuerNameRegistry maintains a dictionary of trusted issuers that maps each trust issuer certificate thumbprint to an issuer name. The class can only resolve X.509Certificates. The map can be configured in the App.config or Web.config file by using the following configuration settings.

   <issuerNameRegistry type='ConfigurationBasedIssuerNameRegistry'>
         <!-- To add a map entry to configured trusted issuers -->
         <add thumbprint='ASN.1EncodedFormOfTheThumbprint' name='MappedName' />
         <!-- To remove a map entry from configured trusted issuers -->
         <remove thumbprint='ASN.1EncodedFormOfTheThumbprint' /> 
         <!-- To clear configured trusted issuers -->

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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)

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See Also


ConfigurationBasedIssuerNameRegistry Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens Namespace

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