SessionSecurityTokenCookieSerializer.ReadIdentity 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.]

Reads a single IClaimsIdentity from a XmlDictionaryReader.

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


Dim dictionaryReader As XmlDictionaryReader
Dim dictionary As SessionDictionary
Dim returnValue As IClaimsIdentity

returnValue = Me.ReadIdentity(dictionaryReader, dictionary)


Protected Overridable Function ReadIdentity ( _
    dictionaryReader As XmlDictionaryReader, _
    dictionary As SessionDictionary _
) As IClaimsIdentity
protected virtual IClaimsIdentity ReadIdentity (
    XmlDictionaryReader dictionaryReader,
    SessionDictionary dictionary
virtual IClaimsIdentity^ ReadIdentity (
    XmlDictionaryReader^ dictionaryReader, 
    SessionDictionary^ dictionary
protected IClaimsIdentity ReadIdentity (
    XmlDictionaryReader dictionaryReader, 
    SessionDictionary dictionary
protected function ReadIdentity (
    dictionaryReader : XmlDictionaryReader, 
    dictionary : SessionDictionary
) : IClaimsIdentity


  • dictionaryReader
    XmlDictionaryReader positioned at dictionary.Identity.
  • dictionary
    SessionDictionary to provide dictionary strings.

Return Value



Exception type Condition

The input argument 'dictionaryReader' or 'dictionary' is null.


The dictionaryReader is not positioned a SessionDictionary.Identity.

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


SessionSecurityTokenCookieSerializer Class
SessionSecurityTokenCookieSerializer Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens Namespace

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