WindowsClaimsPrincipal Constructor (WindowsIdentity)

[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.]

Initializes a new instance of the WindowsClaimsPrincipal class using the specified Windows identity.

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


Dim identity As WindowsIdentity

Dim instance As New WindowsClaimsPrincipal(identity)


Public Sub New ( _
    identity As WindowsIdentity _
public WindowsClaimsPrincipal (
    WindowsIdentity identity
WindowsClaimsPrincipal (
    WindowsIdentity^ identity
public WindowsClaimsPrincipal (
    WindowsIdentity identity
public function WindowsClaimsPrincipal (
    identity : WindowsIdentity


  • identity
    The WindowsIdentity that represents the Windows user for which to create the new principal.


The new principal contains a WindowsClaimsIdentity created from the specified WindowsIdentity. The claims in the WindowsClaimsIdentity are associated with the DefaultIssuer through the Issuer property.


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


WindowsClaimsPrincipal Class
WindowsClaimsPrincipal Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Claims Namespace

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