WindowsClaimsIdentity.Name Property

[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.]

Gets the name of the user represented by this WindowsClaimsIdentity.

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


Dim instance As WindowsClaimsIdentity
Dim value As String

value = instance.Name


Public Overrides ReadOnly Property Name As String
public override string Name { get; }
virtual property String^ Name {
    String^ get () override;
/** @property */
public String get_Name ()
public override function get Name () : String

Property Value

The name of the user.


The value of the first claim in Claims that has the claim type specified by the NameClaimType property is returned. If no such claim exists, the user’s logon name is returned.

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


WindowsClaimsIdentity Class
WindowsClaimsIdentity Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Claims Namespace

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