X509Certificate2.Import Method (Byte[])


Populates an X509Certificate2 object with data from a byte array.

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

[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Unrestricted = true)]
[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Unrestricted = true)]
public override void Import(
	byte[] rawData


Type: System.Byte[]

A byte array containing data from an X.509 certificate.

This method can be used to take a raw byte array of an X.509 certificate and populate the X509Certificate2 object with its associated values.

Since this method accepts only a byte array, it can be used only for certificate types that do not require a password, including a Base64-encoded or DER-encoded X.509 certificate or a PFX/PKCS12 certificate. Note that a PFX/PKCS12 certificate can contain more than one certificate. In that case, the first certificate associated with a private key is used or, if no private key is found, the first certificate is used.


for full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code.


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

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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