Fluent API for the X.509 Certificate Store¶
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).
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 .LocalMachine .My .SubjectDistinguishedName .Find("CN=sts") .FirstOrDefault();
You can load certs from the machine or user store and from
TrustedPublisher respectively. You can search for subject name, thumbprint, issuer name or serial number.