Import Method (Byte[], SecureString, X509KeyStorageFlags)

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

 

Populates an X509Certificate object using data from a byte array, a password, and a key storage flag.

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

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

Parameters

rawData
Type: System.Byte[]

A byte array that contains data from an X.509 certificate.

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.

Exception Condition
ArgumentException

The rawData parameter is null.

-or-

The length of the rawData parameter is 0.

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.

SecurityCriticalAttribute

requires full trust for the immediate caller. This class cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.

InheritanceDemand

for full trust for inheritors. This member cannot be inherited by partially trusted code.

KeyContainerPermission

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

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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