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ServicePointManager.CertificatePolicy Property

Note: This API is now obsolete.

Gets or sets policy for server certificates.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
[ObsoleteAttribute("CertificatePolicy is obsoleted for this type, please use ServerCertificateValidationCallback instead. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
public static ICertificatePolicy CertificatePolicy { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Net.ICertificatePolicy
An object that implements the ICertificatePolicy interface.

When the CertificatePolicy property is set to an ICertificatePolicy interface object, the ServicePointManager object uses the certificate policy defined in that instance instead of the default certificate policy.

The default certificate policy allows valid certificates and valid certificates that have expired.

The following code example shows how to catch a certificate policy exception for a custom certificate policy. It assumes that the certificate policy object has been defined, that the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for the Web resource is contained in the variable myUri, and that there is a method named ProcessResponse that performs the work of the application.

ServicePointManager.CertificatePolicy = new MyCertificatePolicy();

       // Create the request and receive the response 
       try
       {
       WebRequest myRequest = WebRequest.Create(myUri);
       WebResponse myResponse = myRequest.GetResponse();
       ProcessResponse(myResponse);
       myResponse.Close();
       }
       // Catch any exceptions 
       catch(WebException e)
       {
       if (e.Status == WebExceptionStatus.TrustFailure)
       {
       // Code for handling security certificate problems goes here.
       }
       // Other exception handling goes here
       }
   

.NET Framework

Supported in: 1.1, 1.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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