The CertificateStoreIdentifierelement describes a physical store containing X.509 v3 Certificates. The elements contained in a CertificateStoreIdentifierare described in Table E.4.

Table E.4– CertificateStoreIdentifier

Element

Type

Description

StoreType

String

The type of CertificateStore that contains the Certificate.

Predefined values are "Windows" and "Directory".

StorePath

String

The path to the CertificateStore.

The syntax depends on the StoreType.

See E.3for a description of the syntax for different StoreTypes.

ValidationOptions

Int32

The options to use when validating the Certificates contained in the store.

The possible options are described in E.6.

All Certificatesare placed in a physical store which can be protected from unauthorized access. The implementation of a store can vary and will depend on the application, development tool or operating system. A Certificatestore may be shared by many applications on the same machine.

Each Certificatestore is identified by a StoreTypeand a StorePath. The same path on different machines identifies a different store.