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X509Certificate.Import Method (String, SecureString, X509KeyStorageFlags)

Populates an X509Certificate object with information from a certificate file, a password, and a key storage flag.

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

[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Unrestricted = true)]
public virtual 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

A bitwise combination of the enumeration values that control where and how to import the certificate.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The fileName parameter is null.

Security noteSecurity Note

Never hard code a password within your source code. Hard-coded passwords can be retrieved from an assembly using the Ildasm.exe (IL Disassembler), a hex editor, or by simply opening the assembly in a text editor such as Notepad.exe.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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