[Mono-list] Mono.Security.Win32 assembly

Sebastien Pouliot Sebastien Pouliot <spouliot@videotron.ca>
Wed, 05 Feb 2003 22:58:17 -0500

I just commited a first version of Mono.Security.Win32 assembly in CVS. As
it's name indicates this assembly is for Win32 only. It's goal is to permit
the use of CryptoAPI under Windows for enhanced compatibility (like keypair
persistance) and performance (like using a crypto accelerator - HSM). A more
complete description is available at http://www.go-mono.org/crypto.html.

Just a remainder: This assembly is NOT meant to be linked directly with any
application. It's usage should be transparent to application that use
(directly or not) the CryptoConfig class to create the cryptographic
algorithms. So far the following CryptoAPI algorithm are supported:
- random number generator (selectable using CspParameters);
- hash algorithms (MD2, MD4, MD5 and SHA1);

Symmetric and asymmetric algorithms will be added later.

Sebastien Pouliot
Security Architect, Motus Technologies, http://www.motus.com/
work: spouliot@motus.com
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