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sslstream and certificates

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This is a question about partly .net sslStreams and partly about the
certificates it uses.
I can't seem to find a more specific group.. and since i am coding in c# :-)

I try creating a sslStream from a regular networkstream as folows

Socket clientSocket = serverSocket.EndAccept(result);
clientSocket.Blocking = true;
Stream clientStream = new NetworkStream(clientSocket);
SslStream sslStream = new SslStream(clientStream);
X509Certificate cert =
X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(@"c:\mycertific ate.crt");
sslStream.AuthenticateAsServer(cert);

The call to AuthenticateAsServer fails with "The server mode SSL must use a
certificate with the associated private key"

What exactly should i put into that message? It needs another kind of
certificate with the private key embedded?
I do have a keyfile on the side with one of my certificates, but I can not
specify it anywhere.
Another certificate , I am testing with, is from rapidSSL a CA so I assume
it should be "right".

Has someone else tried setting up a sslStream as server?

What I am working on is a http server for a program that needs to provide a
web interface. I would very much like to have it running though SSL. Note
that this is ofcourse not an asp application but regular winforms.
Nov 17 '05 #1
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