X509KeyUsageFlags Enumeration

The X509KeyUsageFlags enumeration type specifies the purpose of a key contained in a certificate. You can use the enumeration to identify restrictions. For example, if a key should be used only for signing, you can select the XCN_CERT_DIGITAL_SIGNATURE_KEY_USAGE or the XCN_CERT_NON_REPUDIATION_KEY_USAGE values. Likewise, if a key should be used only for key management, you can select the XCN_CERT_KEY_ENCIPHERMENT_KEY_USAGE value. This enumeration can be used to initialize an IX509ExtensionKeyUsage object.

Syntax

typedef enum X509KeyUsageFlags {
  XCN_CERT_NO_KEY_USAGE,
  XCN_CERT_DIGITAL_SIGNATURE_KEY_USAGE,
  XCN_CERT_NON_REPUDIATION_KEY_USAGE,
  XCN_CERT_KEY_ENCIPHERMENT_KEY_USAGE,
  XCN_CERT_DATA_ENCIPHERMENT_KEY_USAGE,
  XCN_CERT_KEY_AGREEMENT_KEY_USAGE,
  XCN_CERT_KEY_CERT_SIGN_KEY_USAGE,
  XCN_CERT_OFFLINE_CRL_SIGN_KEY_USAGE,
  XCN_CERT_CRL_SIGN_KEY_USAGE,
  XCN_CERT_ENCIPHER_ONLY_KEY_USAGE,
  XCN_CERT_DECIPHER_ONLY_KEY_USAGE
} ;

Constants

XCN_CERT_NO_KEY_USAGE The purpose of the key is not defined.
XCN_CERT_DIGITAL_SIGNATURE_KEY_USAGE The key is used with a Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA) to support services other than nonrepudiation, certificate signing, or revocation list signing.
XCN_CERT_NON_REPUDIATION_KEY_USAGE The key is used to verify a digital signature as part of a nonrepudiation service that protects against false denial of action by a signing entity.
XCN_CERT_KEY_ENCIPHERMENT_KEY_USAGE The key is used for key transport. That is, the key is used to manage a key passed from its point of origination to another point of use.
XCN_CERT_DATA_ENCIPHERMENT_KEY_USAGE The key is used to encrypt user data other than cryptographic keys.
XCN_CERT_KEY_AGREEMENT_KEY_USAGE The key is used for key agreement. The key agreement or key exchange protocol enables two or more parties to negotiate a key value without transferring the key and without previously establishing a shared secret.
XCN_CERT_KEY_CERT_SIGN_KEY_USAGE The key is used to verify a certificate signature. This value can only be used for certificates issued by certification authorities.
XCN_CERT_OFFLINE_CRL_SIGN_KEY_USAGE The key is used to verify an offline certificate revocation list (CRL) signature.
XCN_CERT_CRL_SIGN_KEY_USAGE The key is used to verify a CRL signature.
XCN_CERT_ENCIPHER_ONLY_KEY_USAGE The key is used to encrypt data while performing key agreement. When this value is specified, the XCN_CERT_KEY_AGREEMENT_KEY_USAGE value must also be specified.
XCN_CERT_DECIPHER_ONLY_KEY_USAGE The key is used to decrypt data while performing key agreement. When this value is specified, the XCN_CERT_KEY_AGREEMENT_KEY_USAGE must also be specified.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Header certenroll.h

See Also

CertEnroll Enumerations

CertEnroll Interfaces

IX509ExtensionKeyUsage

InitializeEncode