System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2 Class

Represents an X.509 certificate.

See Also: X509Certificate2 Members


public class X509Certificate2 : X509Certificate


The X.509 structure originated in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) working groups. This structure can be used to represent various types of information including identity, entitlement, and holder attributes (permissions, age, sex, location, affiliation, and so forth). Although the ISO specifications are most informative on the structure itself, the System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2 class is designed to model the usage scenarios defined in specifications issued by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Public Key Infrastructure, X.509 (PKIX) working group. The most informative of these specifications is RFC 3280, "tp://"


Namespace: System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
Assembly Versions:,
Since: .NET 2.0