SessionSecurityTokenHandler.WriteToken Method (SessionSecurityToken)

[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.]

Writes the token into a byte array.

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


Dim instance As SessionSecurityTokenHandler
Dim sessionToken As SessionSecurityToken
Dim returnValue As Byte()

returnValue = instance.WriteToken(sessionToken)


Public Overridable Function WriteToken ( _
    sessionToken As SessionSecurityToken _
) As Byte()
public virtual byte[] WriteToken (
    SessionSecurityToken sessionToken
virtual array<unsigned char>^ WriteToken (
    SessionSecurityToken^ sessionToken
public byte[] WriteToken (
    SessionSecurityToken sessionToken
public function WriteToken (
    sessionToken : SessionSecurityToken
) : byte[]


  • sessionToken
    The SessionSecurityToken to write.

Return Value

An encoded byte array.


Exception type Condition

Thrown if 'sessiontoken' 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


SessionSecurityTokenHandler Class
SessionSecurityTokenHandler Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens Namespace

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