WIF in .NET 4.5–First Observations (2)

  • WindowsIdentity, FormsIdentity and GenericIdentity now derive from ClaimsIdentity
  • WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent() converts Windows token details (groups for the current Windows versions) to claims.
  • Claims for Windows identities now distinguish between user claims and device claims (Windows 8 feature)
  • WCF now populates Thread.CurrentPrincipal with a ClaimsPrincipal derived type
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