X509Certificate.GetName Method ()


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Note: This API is now obsolete.

Returns the name of the principal to which the certificate was issued.

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

[ObsoleteAttribute("This method has been deprecated.  Please use the Subject property instead.  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
public virtual string GetName()

Return Value

Type: System.String

The name of the principal to which the certificate was issued.

Exception Condition

The certificate context is invalid.

The following example uses the GetName method to return the name of a certificate's principal and displays it to the console.

using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;

public class X509

    public static void Main()

        // The path to the certificate.
        string Certificate =  "Certificate.cer";

        // Load the certificate into an X509Certificate object.
        X509Certificate cert = X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(Certificate);

        // Get the value.
        string results = cert.GetName();

        // Display the value to the console.



.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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