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

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Populates the X509Certificate object using data from a byte array, a password, and flags for determining how the private key is imported.

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(false)] 
public virtual void Import (
	byte[] rawData,
	string password,
	X509KeyStorageFlags keyStorageFlags
)
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(false) */ 
public void Import (
	byte[] rawData, 
	String password, 
	X509KeyStorageFlags keyStorageFlags
)
ComVisibleAttribute(false) 
public function Import (
	rawData : byte[], 
	password : String, 
	keyStorageFlags : X509KeyStorageFlags
)

Parameters

rawData

A byte array containing 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 the private key is imported.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentException

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

-or-

The length of the rawData parameter is 0.

This method can be used to populate an X509Certificate object using a password for the certificate represented by the byte array. The X509KeyStorageFlags value can be used to control where and how the private key is imported.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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