Saml2SecurityTokenHandler.ReadSubjectKeyInfo Method

[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.]

Deserializes the SAML Subject <ds:KeyInfo> element.

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


Dim reader As XmlReader
Dim returnValue As SecurityKeyIdentifier

returnValue = Me.ReadSubjectKeyInfo(reader)


Protected Overridable Function ReadSubjectKeyInfo ( _
    reader As XmlReader _
) As SecurityKeyIdentifier
protected virtual SecurityKeyIdentifier ReadSubjectKeyInfo (
    XmlReader reader
virtual SecurityKeyIdentifier^ ReadSubjectKeyInfo (
    XmlReader^ reader
protected SecurityKeyIdentifier ReadSubjectKeyInfo (
    XmlReader reader
protected function ReadSubjectKeyInfo (
    reader : XmlReader
) : SecurityKeyIdentifier


  • reader
    An XmlReader positioned at a <ds:KeyInfo> element.

Return Value

A SecurityKeyIdentifier that represents the contents of the <ds:KeyInfo> element.


Exception type Condition

reader is null.

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


Saml2SecurityTokenHandler Class
Saml2SecurityTokenHandler Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml2 Namespace

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