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X509Certificate.Import Method (Byte[], SecureString, X509KeyStorageFlags)

Populates an X509Certificate object using data from a byte array, a password, and a key storage flag.

Namespace: System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public virtual void Import (
	byte[] rawData,
	SecureString password,
	X509KeyStorageFlags keyStorageFlags
)
public void Import (
	byte[] rawData, 
	SecureString password, 
	X509KeyStorageFlags keyStorageFlags
)
public function Import (
	rawData : byte[], 
	password : SecureString, 
	keyStorageFlags : X509KeyStorageFlags
)
Not applicable.

Parameters

rawData

A byte array that contains data from an X.509 certificate.

password

The password required to access the X.509 certificate data.

keyStorageFlags

One of the X509KeyStorageFlags values that controls where and how to import the private key.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentException

The rawData parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

-or-

The length of the rawData parameter is 0.

Security noteSecurity Note:

Never hard code a password within your source code. Hard-coded passwords can be retrieved from an assembly using the MSIL Disassembler (Ildasm.exe), a hex editor, or by simply opening the assembly in a text editor such as Notepad.exe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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