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X509KeyStorageFlags Enumeration

Defines where and how to import the private key of an X.509 certificate.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

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

[SerializableAttribute]
[FlagsAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public enum X509KeyStorageFlags

Member nameDescription
DefaultKeySetThe default key set is used. The user key set is usually the default.
ExportableImported keys are marked as exportable.
MachineKeySetPrivate keys are stored in the local computer store rather than the current user store.
PersistKeySetThe key associated with a PFX file is persisted when importing a certificate.
UserKeySetPrivate keys are stored in the current user store rather than the local computer store. This occurs even if the certificate specifies that the keys should go in the local computer store.
UserProtectedNotify the user through a dialog box or other method that the key is accessed. The Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP) in use defines the precise behavior.

.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

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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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