X509ChainPolicy X509ChainPolicy X509ChainPolicy X509ChainPolicy Class

Definition

Represents the chain policy to be applied when building an X509 certificate chain. This class cannot be inherited.

public ref class X509ChainPolicy sealed
public sealed class X509ChainPolicy
type X509ChainPolicy = class
Public NotInheritable Class X509ChainPolicy
Inheritance
X509ChainPolicyX509ChainPolicyX509ChainPolicyX509ChainPolicy

Examples

The following example opens the current user's personal certificate store, allows the user to select a certificate, then writes certificate and certificate chain information to the console. The output depends on the certificate you select.

#using <System.dll>
#using <System.Security.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography;
using namespace System::Security::Cryptography::X509Certificates;
using namespace System::IO;

int main()
{
   //Create new X509 store from local certificate store.
   X509Store ^ store = gcnew X509Store( "MY",StoreLocation::CurrentUser );
   store->Open( static_cast<OpenFlags>(OpenFlags::OpenExistingOnly | OpenFlags::ReadWrite) );

   //Output store information.
   Console::WriteLine( "Store Information" );
   Console::WriteLine( "Number of certificates in the store: {0}", store->Certificates->Count );
   Console::WriteLine( "Store location: {0}", store->Location );
   Console::WriteLine( "Store name: {0} {1}", store->Name, Environment::NewLine );

   //Put certificates from the store into a collection so user can select one.
   X509Certificate2Collection ^ fcollection = dynamic_cast<X509Certificate2Collection^>(store->Certificates);
   X509Certificate2Collection ^ collection = X509Certificate2UI::SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Select an X509 Certificate","Choose a certificate to examine.",X509SelectionFlag::SingleSelection);
   X509Certificate2 ^ certificate = collection[ 0 ];
   X509Certificate2UI::DisplayCertificate(certificate);

   //Output chain information of the selected certificate.
   X509Chain ^ ch = gcnew X509Chain;
   ch->Build( certificate );
   Console::WriteLine( "Chain Information" );
   ch->ChainPolicy->RevocationMode = X509RevocationMode::Online;
   Console::WriteLine( "Chain revocation flag: {0}", ch->ChainPolicy->RevocationFlag );
   Console::WriteLine( "Chain revocation mode: {0}", ch->ChainPolicy->RevocationMode );
   Console::WriteLine( "Chain verification flag: {0}", ch->ChainPolicy->VerificationFlags );
   Console::WriteLine( "Chain verification time: {0}", ch->ChainPolicy->VerificationTime );
   Console::WriteLine( "Chain status length: {0}", ch->ChainStatus->Length );
   Console::WriteLine( "Chain application policy count: {0}", ch->ChainPolicy->ApplicationPolicy->Count );
   Console::WriteLine( "Chain certificate policy count: {0} {1}", ch->ChainPolicy->CertificatePolicy->Count, Environment::NewLine );

   //Output chain element information.
   Console::WriteLine( "Chain Element Information" );
   Console::WriteLine( "Number of chain elements: {0}", ch->ChainElements->Count );
   Console::WriteLine( "Chain elements synchronized? {0} {1}", ch->ChainElements->IsSynchronized, Environment::NewLine );
   System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum = ch->ChainElements->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      X509ChainElement ^ element = safe_cast<X509ChainElement ^>(myEnum->Current);
      Console::WriteLine( "Element issuer name: {0}", element->Certificate->Issuer );
      Console::WriteLine( "Element certificate valid until: {0}", element->Certificate->NotAfter );
      Console::WriteLine( "Element certificate is valid: {0}", element->Certificate->Verify() );
      Console::WriteLine( "Element error status length: {0}", element->ChainElementStatus->Length );
      Console::WriteLine( "Element information: {0}", element->Information );
      Console::WriteLine( "Number of element extensions: {0}{1}", element->Certificate->Extensions->Count, Environment::NewLine );
      if ( ch->ChainStatus->Length > 1 )
      {
         for ( int index = 0; index < element->ChainElementStatus->Length; index++ )
         {
            Console::WriteLine( element->ChainElementStatus[ index ].Status );
            Console::WriteLine( element->ChainElementStatus[ index ].StatusInformation );
         }
      }
   }

   store->Close();
}
using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;
using System.IO;

class TestX509Chain
{
	static void Main(string[] args)
	{
		//Create new X509 store from local certificate store.
		X509Store store = new X509Store("MY", StoreLocation.CurrentUser);
		store.Open(OpenFlags.OpenExistingOnly | OpenFlags.ReadWrite);

		//Output store information.
		Console.WriteLine ("Store Information");
		Console.WriteLine ("Number of certificates in the store: {0}", store.Certificates.Count);
		Console.WriteLine ("Store location: {0}", store.Location);
		Console.WriteLine ("Store name: {0} {1}", store.Name, Environment.NewLine);
	
		//Put certificates from the store into a collection so user can select one.
		X509Certificate2Collection fcollection = (X509Certificate2Collection)store.Certificates;
		X509Certificate2Collection collection = X509Certificate2UI.SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Select an X509 Certificate", "Choose a certificate to examine.", X509SelectionFlag.SingleSelection);
		X509Certificate2 certificate = collection[0];
		X509Certificate2UI.DisplayCertificate(certificate);
		//Output chain information of the selected certificate.
		X509Chain ch = new X509Chain();
		ch.Build (certificate);
		Console.WriteLine ("Chain Information");
		ch.ChainPolicy.RevocationMode = X509RevocationMode.Online;
		Console.WriteLine ("Chain revocation flag: {0}", ch.ChainPolicy.RevocationFlag);
		Console.WriteLine ("Chain revocation mode: {0}", ch.ChainPolicy.RevocationMode);
		Console.WriteLine ("Chain verification flag: {0}", ch.ChainPolicy.VerificationFlags);
		Console.WriteLine ("Chain verification time: {0}", ch.ChainPolicy.VerificationTime);
		Console.WriteLine ("Chain status length: {0}", ch.ChainStatus.Length);
		Console.WriteLine ("Chain application policy count: {0}", ch.ChainPolicy.ApplicationPolicy.Count);
		Console.WriteLine ("Chain certificate policy count: {0} {1}", ch.ChainPolicy.CertificatePolicy.Count, Environment.NewLine);
		//Output chain element information.
		Console.WriteLine ("Chain Element Information");
		Console.WriteLine ("Number of chain elements: {0}", ch.ChainElements.Count);
		Console.WriteLine ("Chain elements synchronized? {0} {1}", ch.ChainElements.IsSynchronized, Environment.NewLine);
	
		foreach (X509ChainElement element in ch.ChainElements)
		{
			Console.WriteLine ("Element issuer name: {0}", element.Certificate.Issuer);
			Console.WriteLine ("Element certificate valid until: {0}", element.Certificate.NotAfter);
			Console.WriteLine ("Element certificate is valid: {0}", element.Certificate.Verify ());
			Console.WriteLine ("Element error status length: {0}", element.ChainElementStatus.Length);
			Console.WriteLine ("Element information: {0}", element.Information);
			Console.WriteLine ("Number of element extensions: {0}{1}", element.Certificate.Extensions.Count, Environment.NewLine);

			if (ch.ChainStatus.Length > 1)
			{
				for (int index = 0; index < element.ChainElementStatus.Length; index++)
				{
					Console.WriteLine (element.ChainElementStatus[index].Status);
					Console.WriteLine (element.ChainElementStatus[index].StatusInformation);
				}
			}
		}
		store.Close();
	}
}
Imports System
Imports System.Security.Cryptography
Imports System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates
Imports System.IO



Class TestX509Chain

    Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
        'Create new X509 store from local certificate store.
        Dim store As New X509Store("MY", StoreLocation.CurrentUser)
        store.Open(OpenFlags.OpenExistingOnly Or OpenFlags.ReadWrite)

        'Output store information.
        Console.WriteLine("Store Information")
        Console.WriteLine("Number of certificates in the store: {0}", store.Certificates.Count)
        Console.WriteLine("Store location: {0}", store.Location)
        Console.WriteLine("Store name: {0} {1}", store.Name, Environment.NewLine)

        'Put certificates from the store into a collection so user can select one.
        Dim fcollection As X509Certificate2Collection = CType(store.Certificates, X509Certificate2Collection)
        Dim collection As X509Certificate2Collection = X509Certificate2UI.SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Select an X509 Certificate", "Choose a certificate to examine.", X509SelectionFlag.SingleSelection)
        Dim certificate As X509Certificate2 = collection(0)
        X509Certificate2UI.DisplayCertificate(certificate)
        'Output chain information of the selected certificate.
        Dim ch As New X509Chain()
        ch.Build(certificate)
        Console.WriteLine("Chain Information")
        ch.ChainPolicy.RevocationMode = X509RevocationMode.Online
        Console.WriteLine("Chain revocation flag: {0}", ch.ChainPolicy.RevocationFlag)
        Console.WriteLine("Chain revocation mode: {0}", ch.ChainPolicy.RevocationMode)
        Console.WriteLine("Chain verification flag: {0}", ch.ChainPolicy.VerificationFlags)
        Console.WriteLine("Chain verification time: {0}", ch.ChainPolicy.VerificationTime)
        Console.WriteLine("Chain status length: {0}", ch.ChainStatus.Length)
        Console.WriteLine("Chain application policy count: {0}", ch.ChainPolicy.ApplicationPolicy.Count)
        Console.WriteLine("Chain certificate policy count: {0} {1}", ch.ChainPolicy.CertificatePolicy.Count, Environment.NewLine)
        'Output chain element information.
        Console.WriteLine("Chain Element Information")
        Console.WriteLine("Number of chain elements: {0}", ch.ChainElements.Count)
        Console.WriteLine("Chain elements synchronized? {0} {1}", ch.ChainElements.IsSynchronized, Environment.NewLine)

        Dim element As X509ChainElement
        For Each element In ch.ChainElements
            Console.WriteLine("Element issuer name: {0}", element.Certificate.Issuer)
            Console.WriteLine("Element certificate valid until: {0}", element.Certificate.NotAfter)
            Console.WriteLine("Element certificate is valid: {0}", element.Certificate.Verify())
            Console.WriteLine("Element error status length: {0}", element.ChainElementStatus.Length)
            Console.WriteLine("Element information: {0}", element.Information)
            Console.WriteLine("Number of element extensions: {0}{1}", element.Certificate.Extensions.Count, Environment.NewLine)

            If ch.ChainStatus.Length > 1 Then
                Dim index As Integer
                For index = 0 To element.ChainElementStatus.Length
                    Console.WriteLine(element.ChainElementStatus(index).Status)
                    Console.WriteLine(element.ChainElementStatus(index).StatusInformation)
                Next index
            End If
        Next element
        store.Close()
    End Sub
End Class

Remarks

Each X509Certificate2 object can have an X509ChainPolicy property that specifies the policy to be used in the verification process. Note that only X509Certificate2 objects can construct an X509ChainPolicy object.

Constructors

X509ChainPolicy() X509ChainPolicy() X509ChainPolicy() X509ChainPolicy()

Initializes a new instance of the X509ChainPolicy class.

Properties

ApplicationPolicy ApplicationPolicy ApplicationPolicy ApplicationPolicy

Gets a collection of object identifiers (OIDs) specifying which application policies or enhanced key usages (EKUs) the certificate must support.

CertificatePolicy CertificatePolicy CertificatePolicy CertificatePolicy

Gets a collection of object identifiers (OIDs) specifying which certificate policies the certificate must support.

ExtraStore ExtraStore ExtraStore ExtraStore

Gets an object that represents an additional collection of certificates that can be searched by the chaining engine when validating a certificate chain.

RevocationFlag RevocationFlag RevocationFlag RevocationFlag

Gets or sets values for X509 revocation flags.

RevocationMode RevocationMode RevocationMode RevocationMode

Gets or sets values for X509 certificate revocation mode.

UrlRetrievalTimeout UrlRetrievalTimeout UrlRetrievalTimeout UrlRetrievalTimeout

Gets or sets the maximum amount of time to be spent during online revocation verification or downloading the certificate revocation list (CRL). A value of Zero means there are no limits.

VerificationFlags VerificationFlags VerificationFlags VerificationFlags

Gets verification flags for the certificate.

VerificationTime VerificationTime VerificationTime VerificationTime

Gets or sets the time for which the chain is to be validated.

Methods

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
Reset() Reset() Reset() Reset()

Resets the X509ChainPolicy members to their default values.

ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to