Fluent API for the X.509 Certificate StoreΒΆ

A common place to store X.509 certificates is the Windows X.509 certificate store. The raw APIs for the store are a bit arcane (and also slightly changed between .NET Framework and .NET Core).

The X509 class is a simplified API to load certificates from the store. The following code loads a certificate by name from the personal machine store:

var cert = X509

You can load certs from the machine or user store and from My, AddressBook, TrustedPeople, CertificateAuthority and TrustedPublisher respectively. You can search for subject name, thumbprint, issuer name or serial number.