Saml2SecurityToken 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.]

Represents a security token backed by a SAML 2.0 assertion.

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


Dim instance As Saml2SecurityToken


Public Class Saml2SecurityToken
    Inherits SecurityToken
public class Saml2SecurityToken : SecurityToken
public ref class Saml2SecurityToken : public SecurityToken
public class Saml2SecurityToken extends SecurityToken
public class Saml2SecurityToken extends SecurityToken


Instances of Saml2SecurityToken are serialized, deserialized, and validated by Saml2SecurityTokenHandler objects. For information about the claims extracted from SAML tokens by , see the What is Windows Identity Foundation topic.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


Saml2SecurityToken Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml2 Namespace

Other Resources

What is Windows Identity Foundation?
Built-In Token Handlers

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