X509Certificate Constructor (Byte[], String)

 
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Initializes a new instance of the X509Certificate class using a byte array and a password.

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

public X509Certificate(
	byte[] rawData,
	string password
)

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.

Exception Condition
CryptographicException

An error with the certificate occurs. For example:

  • The certificate file does not exist.

  • The certificate is invalid.

  • The certificate's password is incorrect.

ArgumentException

The rawData parameter is null.

-or-

The length of the rawData parameter is 0.

ASN.1 DER is the only certificate format supported by this class.

System_CAPS_security Security 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.

If you create an X509Certificate certificate by specifying a PKCS7 signed file store for rawData, the X509Certificate is created for the certificate that signed the store rather than for any of the certificates within the store.

SecurityPermission

for the ability to call unmanaged code. Security action: Demand. Associated enumeration: SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode

KeyContainerPermission

for permission to create a key container. Security action: Demand. Associated enumeration: KeyContainerPermissionFlags.Create

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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