I am developing custom login page webpart where I need reference Microsoft.SharePoint.IdentityModel.dll, but on my SharePoint 2016 environment I was unable to find that dll.

I have checked my assembly folder C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL with no luck.

Can someone help me How can I find that dll for SharePoint 2016?

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    its in the c:\windows\microsoft.net\assembly folder, exact location would somewhat like C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL\Microsoft.SharePoint.IdentityModel\v4.0_15.0.0.0__71e9bce111e9429c Jun 23, 2017 at 11:00
  • Thanks I found the dll on your given path. I request you to put your comment in answer so that I can mark it as answer. Much appreciated!!
    – Pradip R.
    Jun 23, 2017 at 11:06

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Since the GAC location changed after .NET Framework 4.0, the Microsoft.SharePoint.IdentityModel.dll is found in the below folder:


Exact location of the dll would be:


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