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SslStream.RemoteCertificate Property

Gets the certificate used to authenticate the remote endpoint.

Namespace:  System.Net.Security
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public virtual X509Certificate RemoteCertificate { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate
An X509Certificate object that represents the certificate supplied for authentication or null if no certificate was supplied.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

Authentication failed or has not occurred.

The following code example demonstrates displaying the certificate returned by this property.

static void DisplayCertificateInformation(SslStream stream)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Certificate revocation list checked: {0}", stream.CheckCertRevocationStatus);

    X509Certificate localCertificate = stream.LocalCertificate;
    if (stream.LocalCertificate != null)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Local cert was issued to {0} and is valid from {1} until {2}.",
            localCertificate.Subject,
            localCertificate.GetEffectiveDateString(),
            localCertificate.GetExpirationDateString());
     } else
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Local certificate is null.");
    }
    // Display the properties of the client's certificate.
    X509Certificate remoteCertificate = stream.RemoteCertificate;
    if (stream.RemoteCertificate != null)
    {
    Console.WriteLine("Remote cert was issued to {0} and is valid from {1} until {2}.",
        remoteCertificate.Subject,
        remoteCertificate.GetEffectiveDateString(),
        remoteCertificate.GetExpirationDateString());
    } else
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Remote certificate is null.");
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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