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X509Certificate2.Import Method (String, SecureString, X509KeyStorageFlags)

Populates an X509Certificate2 object with information from a certificate file, a password, and a key storage flag.

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

[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Unrestricted = true)]
[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Unrestricted = true)]
public override void Import(
	string fileName,
	SecureString password,
	X509KeyStorageFlags keyStorageFlags
)

Parameters

fileName
Type: System.String

The name of a certificate file.

password
Type: System.Security.SecureString

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

keyStorageFlags
Type: System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509KeyStorageFlags

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

Security 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 up the assembly in a text editor such as Notepad.exe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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