Golda Golda - 20 days ago 14
ASP.NET (C#) Question

Access Claim values in controller in MVC 5

I have used OWIN authentication in my application.

Login Action

var claims = new List<Claim>();
claims.Add(new Claim(ClaimTypes.Name, result.UserFirstName));
claims.Add(new Claim(ClaimTypes.Sid, result.UserID.ToString()));
var identity = new ClaimsIdentity(claims, DefaultAuthenticationTypes.ApplicationCookie);


I want to access the UserName and UserID from different action. How can I access the values which is added in the claims?

Update
I have tried

var claims = new List<Claim>();
claims.Add(new Claim(ClaimTypes.Name, result.UserFirstName + " " + result.UserLastName));
claims.Add(new Claim(ClaimTypes.Sid, result.UserIDNumber.ToString()));
var identity = new ClaimsIdentity(claims, DefaultAuthenticationTypes.ApplicationCookie);
var authenticationManager = Request.GetOwinContext().Authentication;
authenticationManager.SignIn(identity);

var claimsPrincipal = new ClaimsPrincipal(identity);
Thread.CurrentPrincipal = claimsPrincipal;


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I can view the values inside the quick window. But even though I couldn't access the value. How to get the value?

Answer

You need to set your Thread.CurrentPrincipal after login i.e.

var claims = new List<Claim>();
claims.Add(new Claim(ClaimTypes.Name, result.UserFirstName));            
claims.Add(new Claim(ClaimTypes.Sid, result.UserID.ToString()));
var identity = new ClaimsIdentity(claims, DefaultAuthenticationTypes.ApplicationCookie);
var claimsPrincipal = new ClaimsPrincipal(identity);
// Set current principal
Thread.CurrentPrincipal = claimsPrincipal;

Then the following will retrieve the values.

//Get the current claims principal
var identity = (ClaimsPrincipal)Thread.CurrentPrincipal;

// Get the claims values
var name = identity.Claims.Where(c => c.Type == ClaimTypes.Name)
                   .Select(c => c.Value).SingleOrDefault();
var sid = identity.Claims.Where(c => c.Type == ClaimTypes.Sid)
                   .Select(c => c.Value).SingleOrDefault();