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ServicePointManager.CertificatePolicy Property

NOTE: This API is now obsolete.

Gets or sets policy for server certificates.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

<ObsoleteAttribute("CertificatePolicy is obsoleted for this type, please use ServerCertificateValidationCallback instead.")> _
Public Shared Property CertificatePolicy As ICertificatePolicy
Dim value As ICertificatePolicy 

value = ServicePointManager.CertificatePolicy 

ServicePointManager.CertificatePolicy = value

Property Value

Type: System.Net.ICertificatePolicy
An object that implements the ICertificatePolicy interface.

When the CertificatePolicy property is set to an ICertificatePolicy interface object, the ServicePointManager object uses the certificate policy defined in that instance instead of the default certificate policy.

The default certificate policy allows valid certificates and valid certificates that have expired.

The following code example shows how to catch a certificate policy exception for a custom certificate policy. It assumes that the certificate policy object has been defined, that the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for the Web resource is contained in the variable myUri, and that there is a method named ProcessResponse that performs the work of the application.

ServicePointManager.CertificatePolicy = New MyCertificatePolicy()

' Create the request and receive the response 
    Dim myRequest As WebRequest = WebRequest.Create(myUri)
    Dim myResponse As WebResponse = myRequest.GetResponse()



' Catch any exceptions 
Catch e As WebException
    If e.Status = WebExceptionStatus.TrustFailure Then 
        ' Code for handling security certificate problems goes here. 
    End If 
    ' Other exception handling goes here 
 End Try
ServicePointManager::CertificatePolicy = new MyCertificatePolicy();

       // Create the request and receive the response
       WebRequest* myRequest = WebRequest::Create(myUri);
       WebResponse* myResponse = myRequest->GetResponse();
       // Catch any exceptions
       catch(WebException* e)
       if (e->Status == WebExceptionStatus::TrustFailure)
       // Code for handling security certificate problems goes here.
       // Other exception handling goes here

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 1.1, 1.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP2

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0