[Mono-list] Can SignedCms be usable?

Mathias Tausig mtausig at fsmat.at
Tue Jun 3 04:34:33 EDT 2008

>> but am I also
>> right in the assumption, that their design makes them virtually unusable
>> on any non-windows machine,
> No. Fx 2.0 makes it possible to load a PKCS#12 file, that includes a
> certificate and a private key, and the use it with the new APIs.
> So it's not a framework-design problem anymore (like before fx 2.0) but
> it's still an application-design problem (in most cases).
>> unless you know the details of the private
>> key?
> No sure if I understand your meaning. Windows tends to "hide" the
> private keys (in it's stores) from the users. However there's nothing
> you can do, with them, unless you know their "details" (i.e. at least
> how to access or use, not necessarily read, it).

What I mean is, that it obviously only works with software keys but not
with hardware tokens (which can be used via an overloaded
AsymetricAlgorithm class in SignedXml).


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