how to get AlternativeName and UPN from X509 certificate


using X509NameType Enumeration  you can extract all the fields from a x509 certificate. this enum is new for .net 2.0


here is the code:


using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.IO;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;

class CertSelect
{
    static void Main()
    {
        try
        {
            X509Store store = new X509Store("MY",StoreLocation.CurrentUser);
            store.Open(OpenFlags.ReadOnly | OpenFlags.OpenExistingOnly);
            X509Certificate2Collection collection = (X509Certificate2Collection)store.Certificates;
            X509Certificate2Collection fcollection = (X509Certificate2Collection)collection.Find(X509FindType.FindByTimeValid,DateTime.Now,false);
            X509Certificate2Collection scollection = X509Certificate2UI.SelectFromCollection(fcollection, "Test Certificate Select","Select a certificate from the following list to get information on that certificate",X509SelectionFlag.MultiSelection);
            Console.WriteLine("Number of certificates: {0{1",scollection.Count,Environment.NewLine);
                foreach (X509Certificate2 x509 in scollection)
                {
                    byte[] rawdata = x509.RawData;
                    Console.WriteLine("Content Type: {0{1",X509Certificate2.GetCertContentType(rawdata),Environment.NewLine);
                    Console.WriteLine("Friendly Name: {0{1",x509.FriendlyName,Environment.NewLine);
                    Console.WriteLine("Certificate Verified?: {0{1",x509.Verify(),Environment.NewLine);
                    Console.WriteLine("Simple Name: {0{1",x509.GetNameInfo(X509NameType.SimpleName,true),Environment.NewLine);
                    Console.WriteLine("Signature Algorithm: {0{1",x509.SignatureAlgorithm.FriendlyName,Environment.NewLine);
                    Console.WriteLine("Private Key: {0{1",x509.PrivateKey.ToXmlString(false),Environment.NewLine);
                    Console.WriteLine("Public Key: {0{1",x509.PublicKey.Key.ToXmlString(false),Environment.NewLine);
                    Console.WriteLine("Certificate Archived?: {0{1",x509.Archived,Environment.NewLine);
                    Console.WriteLine("Length of Raw Data: {0{1",x509.RawData.Length,Environment.NewLine);
                    X509Certificate2UI.DisplayCertificate(x509);
                    x509.Reset();
               
            store.Close();
           
        catch (CryptographicException)
            {
                   Console.WriteLine("Information could not be written out for this certificate.");


more info at: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.security.cryptography.x509certificates.x509nametype(VS.80).aspx

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