Scope.TokenEncryptionRequired 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 or sets a value that indicates whether issued security tokens must be encrypted.

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


Dim instance As Scope
Dim value As Boolean

value = instance.TokenEncryptionRequired

instance.TokenEncryptionRequired = value


Public Overridable Property TokenEncryptionRequired As Boolean
public virtual bool TokenEncryptionRequired { get; set; }
virtual property bool TokenEncryptionRequired {
    bool get ();
    void set (bool value);
/** @property */
public boolean get_TokenEncryptionRequired ()

/** @property */
public void set_TokenEncryptionRequired (boolean value)
public function get TokenEncryptionRequired () : boolean

public function set TokenEncryptionRequired (value : boolean)

Property Value

true if security tokens must be encrypted; otherwise, false. The default is true.


If the TokenEncryptionRequired property is true, security tokens are encrypted using the credentials in the EncryptingCredentials property.

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


Scope Class
Scope Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.SecurityTokenService Namespace

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