I have SharePoint 2010 with Claims Authentication (SAML / AD FS v2). I have made an incoming mapping for UPN, Role, CommonName. I want to show the user's "DisplayName" in the right corner (the Name on the profile or PreferredName on SPUser object), but I can't find any solution for how to map the incoming claims to the SPUser object properties.

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You should just be able to use SPWeb.EnsureUser. It understands claims.

For example (from Tyler Holmes):

SPUser spUser = web.EnsureUser(string.Format("i:0#.f|providerName|{0}", fbaUser.UserName));
spUser.Name = "FriendlyName";

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