AuthorizationContext Class

[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.]

Specifies the context of the authorization event.

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


Dim instance As AuthorizationContext


Public Class AuthorizationContext
public class AuthorizationContext
public ref class AuthorizationContext
public class AuthorizationContext
public class AuthorizationContext


The AuthorizationContext class represents the authorization context that is used by a claims authorization manager to determine whether a principal (subject) should be authorized to perform a specified action on a specified resource. Claims authorization managers derive from the ClaimsAuthorizationManager base class and the authorization context is passed to the CheckAccess method.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


AuthorizationContext Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Claims Namespace

Other Resources

ClaimsAuthenticationManager, ClaimsAuthorizationManager, and OriginalIssuer

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