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

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)]
[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Unrestricted = true)]
[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Unrestricted = true)]
public virtual void Import(
	byte[] rawData,
	string password,
	X509KeyStorageFlags keyStorageFlags
)

Parameters

rawData
Type: System.Byte[]

A byte array containing data from an X.509 certificate.

password
Type: System.String

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 the private key is imported.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The rawData parameter is null.

-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 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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