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X509KeyStorageFlags Enumeration

Defines where and how to export the private key of an X.509 certificate.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

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

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
[FlagsAttribute]
public enum X509KeyStorageFlags

Member nameDescription
DefaultKeySetThe default key set is used. The user key set is usually the default.
UserKeySetPrivate keys are stored in the current user store rather than the local computer store. This occurs even if the certificate specifies that the keys should go in the local computer store.
MachineKeySetPrivate keys are stored in the local computer store rather than the current user store.
ExportableImported keys are marked as exportable. .
UserProtectedNotify the user through a dialog box or other method that the key is accessed. The Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP) in use defines the precise behavior.
PersistKeySetThe key associated with a PFX file is persisted when importing a certificate.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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