SecurityTokenHandler.CreateSecurityTokenReference 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.]

Create the security token reference for tokens handled by this instance.

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


Dim instance As SecurityTokenHandler
Dim token As SecurityToken
Dim attached As Boolean
Dim returnValue As SecurityKeyIdentifierClause

returnValue = instance.CreateSecurityTokenReference(token, attached)


Public Overridable Function CreateSecurityTokenReference ( _
    token As SecurityToken, _
    attached As Boolean _
) As SecurityKeyIdentifierClause
public virtual SecurityKeyIdentifierClause CreateSecurityTokenReference (
    SecurityToken token,
    bool attached
virtual SecurityKeyIdentifierClause^ CreateSecurityTokenReference (
    SecurityToken^ token, 
    bool attached
public SecurityKeyIdentifierClause CreateSecurityTokenReference (
    SecurityToken token, 
    boolean attached
public function CreateSecurityTokenReference (
    token : SecurityToken, 
    attached : boolean
) : SecurityKeyIdentifierClause


  • token
    The SecurityToken instance for which the references needs to be created.
  • attached
    Boolean that indicates if a attached or unattached reference needs to be created.

Return Value


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


SecurityTokenHandler Class
SecurityTokenHandler Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens Namespace

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