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X509KeyStorageFlags Enumeration

Defines where and how to export 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]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
[FlagsAttribute]
public enum X509KeyStorageFlags

Member nameDescription
DefaultKeySetThe default key set is used. The user key set is usually the default.
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.
MachineKeySetPrivate keys are stored in the local computer store rather than the current user store.
ExportableImported keys are marked as exportable.
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.
PersistKeySetThe key associated with a PFX file is persisted when importing a certificate.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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