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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)]
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

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

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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