AmazonSecrets Component

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The AmazonSecrets component provides an easy-to-use interface for Amazon's Secrets Manager service.

Syntax

nsoftware.CloudKeys.Amazonsecrets

Remarks

The AmazonSecrets component makes it easy to work with the Amazon Secrets Manager service in a secure manner using TLS. Amazon Secrets Manager allows you to securely store secrets (e.g., passwords, symmetric keys, etc.) in the cloud so that the aren't persisted locally. This component helps you to create, manage, and access those secrets.

To begin, register for an AWS account and obtain an AccessKey and SecretKey to use for authentication.

Resource Terminology

A secret in Amazon Secrets Manager is a container for one or more secret versions, which is where secret data is actually stored. Each secret version can have between zero and 20 staging labels attached to it at any given time.

A staging label is a simple string that can be used instead of a version Id to refer to a particular secret version when retrieving secret data. A staging label can only be attached to one version of a secret at any given time. The server ensures that there is always exactly one version of a secret with the special staging label AWSCURRENT, but otherwise you are free to apply any staging labels to any secret versions you choose.

Secret versions that do not have any staging labels attached to them are considered deprecated, and the server may delete them at any time without warning. Deprecated secret versions are not shown in a secret's version list unless explicitly asked for.

Using the Component

The CreateSecret method will create a new secret with an initial secret version that holds the specified secret data. To change a secret's data, create a new version of it using the CreateVersion method.

To retrieve a secret's data, call the GetSecret method, and specify the specific version (either by Id or using a staging label) whose data should be retrieved. If no particular version is specified, the version with the AWSCURRENT staging label is used.

Secrets that will no longer be used can be deleted using the DeleteSecret method, either immediately or after a waiting period. If a secret is scheduled for deletion later, then during said waiting period the deletion can be canceled using CancelDeletion. // Creates a new secret with the textual data "Test123" named MySecret. // The initial secret version will have only the "AWSCURRENT" staging label. amazonsecrets.SecretString = "Test123"; amazonsecrets.CreateSecret("MySecret", "A description of my secret."); // Creates a new secret version with the textual data "Cats456" and // attaches the staging labels "AWSCURRENT" (which gets moved from the previous version) // and "best-version" to it. amazonsecrets.SecretString = "Cats456"; amazonsecrets.CreateVersion("MySecret", "AWSCURRENT,best-version"); // Downloads the latest secret version's data to a local file. amazonsecrets.LocalFile = "C:\temp\secret.txt"; amazonsecrets.GetSecret("MySecret", "", ""); // Schedules the secret, and all its versions, for deletion after 10 days. amazonsecrets.DeleteSecret("MySecret", 10); // Cancels the scheduled deletion. amazonsecrets.CancelDeletion("MySecret");

To list secrets, use the ListSecrets method. To list a secret's versions, use the ListVersions method. // If there are many secrets to list, there may be multiple pages of results. This will // cause all pages of results to be accumulated into the Secrets collection property. do { amazonsecrets.ListSecrets(); } while (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(amazonsecrets.SecretMarker)); // A similar thing applies to secret versions as well. do { amazonsecrets.ListVersions("MySecret"); } while (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(amazonsecrets.VersionMarker));

The component also supports other functionality, including:

Property List


The following is the full list of the properties of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

AccessKeyThe access key to use for authentication.
FirewallA set of properties related to firewall access.
IdleThe current status of the component.
LocalFileThe local file to write data to, or whose data should be sent.
LocalHostThe name of the local host or user-assigned IP interface through which connections are initiated or accepted.
OtherHeadersThis property includes other headers as determined by the user (optional).
OverwriteWhether the local file should be overwritten if necessary.
ParsedHeadersThis property includes a collection of headers returned from the last request.
ProxyThis property includes a set of properties related to proxy access.
QueryParamsAdditional query parameters to be included in the request.
RegionThe region that the component will make requests against.
SecretDataThe binary secret data that was retrieved or that should be sent.
SecretKeyThe secret key to use for authentication.
SecretMarkerA marker indicating what page of secrets to return next.
SecretsA collection of secrets.
SecretStringThe textual secret data that was retrieved or that should be sent.
SSLAcceptServerCertInstructs the component to unconditionally accept the server certificate that matches the supplied certificate.
SSLCertThe certificate to be used during SSL negotiation.
SSLProviderThis specifies the SSL/TLS implementation to use.
SSLServerCertThe server certificate for the last established connection.
TimeoutA timeout for the component.
VersionMarkerA marker indicating what page of secret versions to return next.
VersionsA collection of secret versions.

Method List


The following is the full list of the methods of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

AddQueryParamAdds a query parameter to the QueryParams properties.
CancelDeletionCancels the deletion of a secret.
ConfigSets or retrieves a configuration setting.
CreateSecretCreates a new secret.
CreateVersionCreates a new secret version.
DeleteSecretDeletes a secret and all of its versions.
DoEventsProcesses events from the internal message queue.
GenRandomPasswordReturns a server-generated random password that complies with the given criteria.
GetSecretRetrieves a secret version's data.
GetSecretInfoGets information about a secret.
ListSecretsLists secrets in the current account and region.
ListVersionsList the secret versions for the specified secret.
MoveStagingLabelAdds, removes, or moves a staging label.
ResetResets the component to its initial state.
SendCustomRequestSends a custom request to the server.
SetInputStreamSets the stream whose data should be sent.
SetOutputStreamSets the stream to which received data should be written.
UpdateSecretUpdates a secret's information.

Event List


The following is the full list of the events fired by the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

EndTransferThis event fires when a document finishes transferring.
ErrorInformation about errors during data delivery.
HeaderThis event is fired every time a header line comes in.
LogThis event fires once for each log message.
SecretListFires once for each secret when listing secrets.
SSLServerAuthenticationFired after the server presents its certificate to the client.
SSLStatusShows the progress of the secure connection.
StartTransferThis event fires when a document starts transferring (after the headers).
TransferThis event is fired while a document transfers (delivers document).
VersionListFires once for each secret version when listing secret versions.

Config Settings


The following is a list of config settings for the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

AccumulatePagesWhether the component should accumulate subsequent pages of results when listing them.
AlwaysParseVersionsWhether to parse version information when listing secrets.
AWSProfileThe name of the AWS CLI profile that the component should use to obtain authentication and region information.
AWSProfileDirThe location of the AWS CLI credentials and config files.
CloseInputStreamAfterProcessingWhether the specified input stream should be closed after data is read from it.
CloseOutputStreamAfterProcessingWhether the specified output stream should be closed after data is written to it.
IMDSv2SessionTokenDurationThe maximum duration of the session token.
IMDSVersionThe version of Instance Metadata Service to use when accessing role credentials.
IncludeDeletedWhether to include secrets scheduled for deletion when listing secrets.
IncludeDeprecatedWhether to include deprecated version when listing versions.
KMSKeyIdThe Id of the Amazon KMS KMS key that should be used to encrypt a secret.
MaxSecretsThe maximum number of results to return when listing secrets.
PreferBinaryWhether the component should treat secret data as binary or textual in ambiguous situations.
RawRequestReturns the data that was sent to the server.
RawResponseReturns the data that was received from the server.
SessionTokenThe session token to send in the request when using temporary credentials.
UseEC2RoleCredentialsWhether to authenticate requests with credentials obtained from the IAM role attached to the EC2 instance.
UseFIPSEndpointWhether to use the FIPs endpoint to communicate with the server.
XChildCountThe number of child elements of the current element.
XChildName[i]The name of the child element.
XChildXText[i]The inner text of the child element.
XElementThe name of the current element.
XParentThe parent of the current element.
XPathProvides a way to point to a specific element in the returned XML or JSON response.
XSubTreeA snapshot of the current element in the document.
XTextThe text of the current element.
AcceptEncodingUsed to tell the server which types of content encodings the client supports.
AllowHTTPCompressionThis property enables HTTP compression for receiving data.
AllowHTTPFallbackWhether HTTP/2 connections are permitted to fallback to HTTP/1.1.
AllowNTLMFallbackWhether to allow fallback from Negotiate to NTLM when authenticating.
AppendWhether to append data to LocalFile.
AuthorizationThe Authorization string to be sent to the server.
BytesTransferredContains the number of bytes transferred in the response data.
ChunkSizeSpecifies the chunk size in bytes when using chunked encoding.
CompressHTTPRequestSet to true to compress the body of a PUT or POST request.
EncodeURLIf set to True the URL will be encoded by the component.
FollowRedirectsDetermines what happens when the server issues a redirect.
GetOn302RedirectIf set to True the component will perform a GET on the new location.
HTTP2HeadersWithoutIndexingHTTP2 headers that should not update the dynamic header table with incremental indexing.
HTTPVersionThe version of HTTP used by the component.
IfModifiedSinceA date determining the maximum age of the desired document.
KeepAliveDetermines whether the HTTP connection is closed after completion of the request.
KerberosSPNThe Service Principal Name for the Kerberos Domain Controller.
LogLevelThe level of detail that is logged.
MaxHeadersInstructs component to save the amount of headers specified that are returned by the server after a Header event has been fired.
MaxHTTPCookiesInstructs component to save the amount of cookies specified that are returned by the server when a SetCookie event is fired.
MaxRedirectAttemptsLimits the number of redirects that are followed in a request.
NegotiatedHTTPVersionThe negotiated HTTP version.
OtherHeadersOther headers as determined by the user (optional).
ProxyAuthorizationThe authorization string to be sent to the proxy server.
ProxyAuthSchemeThe authorization scheme to be used for the proxy.
ProxyPasswordA password if authentication is to be used for the proxy.
ProxyPortPort for the proxy server (default 80).
ProxyServerName or IP address of a proxy server (optional).
ProxyUserA user name if authentication is to be used for the proxy.
SentHeadersThe full set of headers as sent by the client.
StatusCodeThe status code of the last response from the server.
StatusLineThe first line of the last response from the server.
TransferredDataThe contents of the last response from the server.
TransferredDataLimitThe maximum number of incoming bytes to be stored by the component.
TransferredHeadersThe full set of headers as received from the server.
TransferredRequestThe full request as sent by the client.
UseChunkedEncodingEnables or Disables HTTP chunked encoding for transfers.
UseIDNsWhether to encode hostnames to internationalized domain names.
UsePlatformDeflateWhether to use the platform implementation to decompress compressed responses.
UsePlatformHTTPClientWhether or not to use the platform HTTP client.
UseProxyAutoConfigURLWhether to use a Proxy auto-config file when attempting a connection.
UserAgentInformation about the user agent (browser).
CloseStreamAfterTransferIf true, the component will close the upload or download stream after the transfer.
ConnectionTimeoutSets a separate timeout value for establishing a connection.
FirewallAutoDetectTells the component whether or not to automatically detect and use firewall system settings, if available.
FirewallHostName or IP address of firewall (optional).
FirewallListenerIf true, the component binds to a SOCKS firewall as a server (TCPClient only).
FirewallPasswordPassword to be used if authentication is to be used when connecting through the firewall.
FirewallPortThe TCP port for the FirewallHost;.
FirewallTypeDetermines the type of firewall to connect through.
FirewallUserA user name if authentication is to be used connecting through a firewall.
KeepAliveIntervalThe retry interval, in milliseconds, to be used when a TCP keep-alive packet is sent and no response is received.
KeepAliveTimeThe inactivity time in milliseconds before a TCP keep-alive packet is sent.
LingerWhen set to True, connections are terminated gracefully.
LingerTimeTime in seconds to have the connection linger.
LocalHostThe name of the local host through which connections are initiated or accepted.
LocalPortThe port in the local host where the component binds.
MaxLineLengthThe maximum amount of data to accumulate when no EOL is found.
MaxTransferRateThe transfer rate limit in bytes per second.
ProxyExceptionsListA semicolon separated list of hosts and IPs to bypass when using a proxy.
TCPKeepAliveDetermines whether or not the keep alive socket option is enabled.
TcpNoDelayWhether or not to delay when sending packets.
UseIPv6Whether to use IPv6.
UseNTLMv2Whether to use NTLM V2.
CACertFilePathsThe paths to CA certificate files when using Mono on Unix/Linux.
LogSSLPacketsControls whether SSL packets are logged when using the internal security API.
ReuseSSLSessionDetermines if the SSL session is reused.
SSLCACertsA newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL client authentication.
SSLCheckCRLWhether to check the Certificate Revocation List for the server certificate.
SSLCheckOCSPWhether to use OCSP to check the status of the server certificate.
SSLCipherStrengthThe minimum cipher strength used for bulk encryption.
SSLEnabledCipherSuitesThe cipher suite to be used in an SSL negotiation.
SSLEnabledProtocolsUsed to enable/disable the supported security protocols.
SSLEnableRenegotiationWhether the renegotiation_info SSL extension is supported.
SSLIncludeCertChainWhether the entire certificate chain is included in the SSLServerAuthentication event.
SSLKeyLogFileThe location of a file where per-session secrets are written for debugging purposes.
SSLNegotiatedCipherReturns the negotiated cipher suite.
SSLNegotiatedCipherStrengthReturns the negotiated cipher suite strength.
SSLNegotiatedCipherSuiteReturns the negotiated cipher suite.
SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeReturns the negotiated key exchange algorithm.
SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeStrengthReturns the negotiated key exchange algorithm strength.
SSLNegotiatedVersionReturns the negotiated protocol version.
SSLSecurityFlagsFlags that control certificate verification.
SSLServerCACertsA newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL server certificate validation.
TLS12SignatureAlgorithmsDefines the allowed TLS 1.2 signature algorithms when SSLProvider is set to Internal.
TLS12SupportedGroupsThe supported groups for ECC.
TLS13KeyShareGroupsThe groups for which to pregenerate key shares.
TLS13SignatureAlgorithmsThe allowed certificate signature algorithms.
TLS13SupportedGroupsThe supported groups for (EC)DHE key exchange.
AbsoluteTimeoutDetermines whether timeouts are inactivity timeouts or absolute timeouts.
FirewallDataUsed to send extra data to the firewall.
InBufferSizeThe size in bytes of the incoming queue of the socket.
OutBufferSizeThe size in bytes of the outgoing queue of the socket.
BuildInfoInformation about the product's build.
GUIAvailableTells the component whether or not a message loop is available for processing events.
LicenseInfoInformation about the current license.
MaskSensitiveWhether sensitive data is masked in log messages.
UseFIPSCompliantAPITells the component whether or not to use FIPS certified APIs.
UseInternalSecurityAPITells the component whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

AccessKey Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

The access key to use for authentication.

Syntax

public string AccessKey { get; set; }
Public Property AccessKey As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the access key that should be used for authentication. Both this property and SecretKey must be set before attempting any operations which connect to the server.

Firewall Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

A set of properties related to firewall access.

Syntax

public Firewall Firewall { get; set; }
Public Property Firewall As Firewall

Remarks

This is a Firewall type property which contains fields describing the firewall through which the component will attempt to connect.

Please refer to the Firewall type for a complete list of fields.

Idle Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

The current status of the component.

Syntax

public bool Idle { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property Idle As Boolean

Default Value

True

Remarks

Idle will be False if the component is currently busy (communicating and/or waiting for an answer), and True at all other times.

This property is read-only.

LocalFile Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

The local file to write data to, or whose data should be sent.

Syntax

public string LocalFile { get; set; }
Public Property LocalFile As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the location of a local file on disk. This is used as the source file when calling CreateSecret or CreateVersion, and as the destination file when calling GetSecret.

When creating a secret, the component assumes that data specified via a local file is binary in nature; the PreferBinary configuration setting can be used to control this behavior, refer to its documentation for more information.

Note: Setting this property to a non-empty value will discard and streams set using SetInputStream and SetOutputStream. Similarly, passing a non-null value to either of those methods will clear this property.

LocalHost Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

The name of the local host or user-assigned IP interface through which connections are initiated or accepted.

Syntax

public string LocalHost { get; set; }
Public Property LocalHost As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

The LocalHost property contains the name of the local host as obtained by the gethostname() system call, or if the user has assigned an IP address, the value of that address.

In multi-homed hosts (machines with more than one IP interface) setting LocalHost to the value of an interface will make the component initiate connections (or accept in the case of server components) only through that interface.

If the component is connected, the LocalHost property shows the IP address of the interface through which the connection is made in internet dotted format (aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd). In most cases, this is the address of the local host, except for multi-homed hosts (machines with more than one IP interface).

NOTE: LocalHost is not persistent. You must always set it in code, and never in the property window.

OtherHeaders Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

This property includes other headers as determined by the user (optional).

Syntax

public string OtherHeaders { get; set; }
Public Property OtherHeaders As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property can be set to a string of headers to be appended to the HTTP request headers created from other properties like ContentType and From.

The headers must follow the format Header: Value as described in the HTTP specifications. Header lines should be separated by CRLF ("\r\n") .

Use this property with caution. If this property contains invalid headers, HTTP requests may fail.

This property is useful for extending the functionality of the component beyond what is provided.

This property is not available at design time.

Overwrite Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

Whether the local file should be overwritten if necessary.

Syntax

public bool Overwrite { get; set; }
Public Property Overwrite As Boolean

Default Value

False

Remarks

This property controls whether the specified LocalFile should be overwritten if it already exists.

This property is not available at design time.

ParsedHeaders Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

This property includes a collection of headers returned from the last request.

Syntax

public HeaderList ParsedHeaders { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property ParsedHeaders As HeaderList

Remarks

This property contains a collection of headers returned from the last request. Whenever headers are returned from the server, the headers are parsed into a collection of headers. Each Header in this collection contains information describing that header.

MaxHeaders can be used to control the maximum number of headers saved.

This collection is indexed from 0 to count -1.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Please refer to the Header type for a complete list of fields.

Proxy Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

This property includes a set of properties related to proxy access.

Syntax

public Proxy Proxy { get; set; }
Public Property Proxy As Proxy

Remarks

This property contains fields describing the proxy through which the component will attempt to connect.

Please refer to the Proxy type for a complete list of fields.

QueryParams Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

Additional query parameters to be included in the request.

Syntax

public QueryParamList QueryParams { get; }
Public Property QueryParams As QueryParamList

Remarks

This is a collection of query parameters that will be added to the request. Parameters can be added via the AddQueryParam method.

Please refer to the QueryParam type for a complete list of fields.

Region Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

The region that the component will make requests against.

Syntax

public string Region { get; set; }
Public Property Region As String

Default Value

"us-east-1"

Remarks

This property controls which region the component will make requests against. By default the component uses us-east-1, the US East (N. Virginia) region. This property should be changed in order to create or access resources in other regions, as secrets are region-specific resources.

Regions:

Value Region
us-east-1 (Default) US East (N. Virginia)
us-east-2 US East (Ohio)
us-west-1 US West (N. California)
us-west-2 US West (Oregon)
af-south-1 Africa (Cape Town)
ap-east-1 Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)
ap-northeast-1 Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
ap-northeast-2 Asia Pacific (Seoul)
ap-northeast-3 Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local)
ap-south-1 Asia Pacific (Mumbai)
ap-southeast-1 Asia Pacific (Singapore)
ap-southeast-2 Asia Pacific (Sydney)
ca-central-1 Canada (Central)
cn-north-1 China (Beijing)
cn-northwest-1 China (Ningxia)
eu-central-1 Europe (Frankfurt)
eu-north-1 Europe (Stockholm)
eu-south-1 Europe (Milan)
eu-west-1 Europe (Ireland)
eu-west-2 Europe (London)
eu-west-3 Europe (Paris)
me-south-1 Middle East (Bahrain)
sa-east-1 South America (Sao Paulo)
us-gov-east-1 AWS GovCloud (US East)
us-gov-west-1 AWS GovCloud (US West)

The component will always convert this property's value to lowercase. If this property is cleared, the component will reset it to the default value.

SecretData Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

The binary secret data that was retrieved or that should be sent.

Syntax

public byte[] SecretData { get; set; }
Public Property SecretData As Byte()

Remarks

Either this property or the SecretString property is populated with secret data after calling GetSecret, depending on whether the secret data is binary or textual, so long as SetOutputStream and LocalFile are not set.

This property (or the SecretString property) can also be set before calling CreateSecret or CreateVersion; its data will be sent if SetInputStream and LocalFile are not set.

This property and SecretString are mutually exclusive; setting one will clear the other.

This property is not available at design time.

SecretKey Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

The secret key to use for authentication.

Syntax

public string SecretKey { get; set; }
Public Property SecretKey As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the secret key that should be used for authentication. Both this property and AccessKey must be set before attempting any operations which connect to the server.

SecretMarker Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

A marker indicating what page of secrets to return next.

Syntax

public string SecretMarker { get; set; }
Public Property SecretMarker As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property will be populated when ListSecrets is called if the results are paged and there are more pages. To list all secrets, continue to call ListSecrets until this property returns empty string.

Refer to ListSecrets for more information.

This property is not available at design time.

Secrets Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

A collection of secrets.

Syntax

public AWSSecretList Secrets { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property Secrets As AWSSecretList

Remarks

This collection holds a list of AWSSecret items.

Calling ListSecrets or GetSecretInfo will populate this collection.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Please refer to the AWSSecret type for a complete list of fields.

SecretString Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

The textual secret data that was retrieved or that should be sent.

Syntax

public string SecretString { get; set; }
Public Property SecretString As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

Either this property or the SecretData property is populated with secret data after calling GetSecret, depending on whether the secret data is binary or textual, so long as SetOutputStream and LocalFile are not set.

This property (or the SecretData property) can also be set before calling CreateSecret or CreateVersion; its data will be sent if SetInputStream and LocalFile are not set.

This property and SecretData are mutually exclusive; setting one will clear the other.

This property is not available at design time.

SSLAcceptServerCert Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

Instructs the component to unconditionally accept the server certificate that matches the supplied certificate.

Syntax

public Certificate SSLAcceptServerCert { get; set; }
Public Property SSLAcceptServerCert As Certificate

Remarks

If it finds any issues with the certificate presented by the server, the component will normally terminate the connection with an error.

You may override this behavior by supplying a value for SSLAcceptServerCert. If the certificate supplied in SSLAcceptServerCert is the same as the certificate presented by the server, then the server certificate is accepted unconditionally, and the connection will continue normally.

Please note that this functionality is provided only for cases where you otherwise know that you are communicating with the right server. If used improperly, this property may create a security breach. Use it at your own risk.

Please refer to the Certificate type for a complete list of fields.

SSLCert Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

The certificate to be used during SSL negotiation.

Syntax

public Certificate SSLCert { get; set; }
Public Property SSLCert As Certificate

Remarks

The digital certificate that the component will use during SSL negotiation. Set this property to a valid certificate before starting SSL negotiation. To set a certificate, you may set the Encoded field to the encoded certificate. To select a certificate, use the store and subject fields.

Please refer to the Certificate type for a complete list of fields.

SSLProvider Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

This specifies the SSL/TLS implementation to use.

Syntax

public AmazonsecretsSSLProviders SSLProvider { get; set; }

enum AmazonsecretsSSLProviders { sslpAutomatic, sslpPlatform, sslpInternal }
Public Property SSLProvider As AmazonsecretsSSLProviders

Enum AmazonsecretsSSLProviders sslpAutomatic sslpPlatform sslpInternal End Enum

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property specifies the SSL/TLS implementation to use. In most cases the default value of 0 (Automatic) is recommended and should not be changed. When set to 0 (Automatic) the component will select whether to use the platform implementation or the internal implementation depending on the operating system as well as the TLS version being used.

Possible values are:

0 (sslpAutomatic - default)Automatically selects the appropriate implementation.
1 (sslpPlatform) Uses the platform/system implementation.
2 (sslpInternal) Uses the internal implementation.
Additional Notes

In most cases using the default value (Automatic) is recommended. The component will select a provider depending on the current platform.

When Automatic is selected, on Windows the component will use the platform implementation. On Linux/macOS the component will use the internal implementation. When TLS 1.3 is enabled via SSLEnabledProtocols the internal implementation is used on all platforms.

The .NET Standard library will always use the internal implementation on all platforms.

SSLServerCert Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

The server certificate for the last established connection.

Syntax

public Certificate SSLServerCert { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property SSLServerCert As Certificate

Remarks

SSLServerCert contains the server certificate for the last established connection.

SSLServerCert is reset every time a new connection is attempted.

This property is read-only.

Please refer to the Certificate type for a complete list of fields.

Timeout Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

A timeout for the component.

Syntax

public int Timeout { get; set; }
Public Property Timeout As Integer

Default Value

60

Remarks

If the Timeout property is set to 0, all operations will run uninterrupted until successful completion or an error condition is encountered.

If Timeout is set to a positive value, the component will wait for the operation to complete before returning control.

The component will use DoEvents to enter an efficient wait loop during any potential waiting period, making sure that all system events are processed immediately as they arrive. This ensures that the host application does not "freeze" and remains responsive.

If Timeout expires, and the operation is not yet complete, the component throws an exception.

Please note that by default, all timeouts are inactivity timeouts, i.e. the timeout period is extended by Timeout seconds when any amount of data is successfully sent or received.

The default value for the Timeout property is 60 seconds.

VersionMarker Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

A marker indicating what page of secret versions to return next.

Syntax

public string VersionMarker { get; set; }
Public Property VersionMarker As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property will be populated when ListVersions is called if the results are paged and there are more pages. To list all secret versions, continue to call ListVersions until this property returns empty string.

Refer to ListVersions for more information.

This property is not available at design time.

Versions Property (AmazonSecrets Component)

A collection of secret versions.

Syntax

public AWSSecretVersionList Versions { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property Versions As AWSSecretVersionList

Remarks

This collection holds a list of AWSSecretVersion items.

Calling ListVersions, GetSecretInfo, or (if the AlwaysParseVersions configuration setting is enabled) ListSecrets will populate this collection.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Please refer to the AWSSecretVersion type for a complete list of fields.

AddQueryParam Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Adds a query parameter to the QueryParams properties.

Syntax

public void AddQueryParam(string name, string value);

Async Version
public async Task AddQueryParam(string name, string value);
public async Task AddQueryParam(string name, string value, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub AddQueryParam(ByVal Name As String, ByVal Value As String)

Async Version
Public Sub AddQueryParam(ByVal Name As String, ByVal Value As String) As Task
Public Sub AddQueryParam(ByVal Name As String, ByVal Value As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method is used to add a query parameter to the QueryParams collection. Name specifies the name of the parameter, and Value specifies the value of the parameter.

All specified Values will be URL encoded by the component automatically. Consult the service documentation for details on the available parameters.

CancelDeletion Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Cancels the deletion of a secret.

Syntax

public void CancelDeletion(string secretId);

Async Version
public async Task CancelDeletion(string secretId);
public async Task CancelDeletion(string secretId, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub CancelDeletion(ByVal SecretId As String)

Async Version
Public Sub CancelDeletion(ByVal SecretId As String) As Task
Public Sub CancelDeletion(ByVal SecretId As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method cancels the deletion of the secret specified by SecretId. Refer to the DeleteSecret method's documentation for more information.

The value passed for SecretId must the ARN or name of a secret in the current account and Region.

Config Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Sets or retrieves a configuration setting.

Syntax

public string Config(string configurationString);

Async Version
public async Task<string> Config(string configurationString);
public async Task<string> Config(string configurationString, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Function Config(ByVal ConfigurationString As String) As String

Async Version
Public Function Config(ByVal ConfigurationString As String) As Task(Of String)
Public Function Config(ByVal ConfigurationString As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task(Of String)

Remarks

Config is a generic method available in every component. It is used to set and retrieve configuration settings for the component.

These settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the component, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

To set a configuration setting named PROPERTY, you must call Config("PROPERTY=VALUE"), where VALUE is the value of the setting expressed as a string. For boolean values, use the strings "True", "False", "0", "1", "Yes", or "No" (case does not matter).

To read (query) the value of a configuration setting, you must call Config("PROPERTY"). The value will be returned as a string.

CreateSecret Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Creates a new secret.

Syntax

public string CreateSecret(string secretName, string description);

Async Version
public async Task<string> CreateSecret(string secretName, string description);
public async Task<string> CreateSecret(string secretName, string description, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Function CreateSecret(ByVal SecretName As String, ByVal Description As String) As String

Async Version
Public Function CreateSecret(ByVal SecretName As String, ByVal Description As String) As Task(Of String)
Public Function CreateSecret(ByVal SecretName As String, ByVal Description As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task(Of String)

Remarks

This method creates a new secret with the given SecretName. The secret data is taken from the input stream supplied via the SetInputStream method, the specified LocalFile, or the SecretData or SecretString property; it may be up to 65536 bytes in length. The Id of the initial secret version is returned.

The value passed for SecretName may be up to 512 characters long, and must consist solely of ASCII letters, digits, and the following characters: /_+=.@-.

The Description parameter is optional; it can be any string up to 2048 characters long.

If desired, the KMSKeyId configuration setting can be set before calling this method to specify the Amazon KMS CMK (customer master key) to use to encrypt the secret (by default, an AWS-managed one is used).

CreateVersion Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Creates a new secret version.

Syntax

public string CreateVersion(string secretId, string stagingLabels);

Async Version
public async Task<string> CreateVersion(string secretId, string stagingLabels);
public async Task<string> CreateVersion(string secretId, string stagingLabels, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Function CreateVersion(ByVal SecretId As String, ByVal StagingLabels As String) As String

Async Version
Public Function CreateVersion(ByVal SecretId As String, ByVal StagingLabels As String) As Task(Of String)
Public Function CreateVersion(ByVal SecretId As String, ByVal StagingLabels As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task(Of String)

Remarks

This method creates a new version of the secret specified by SecretId. The secret data is taken from the input stream supplied via the SetInputStream method, the specified LocalFile, or the SecretData or SecretString property; it may be up to 65536 bytes in length. The Id of the newly-created secret version is returned.

The value passed for SecretId must the ARN or name of a secret in the current account and Region.

The value passed for StagingLabels must be a comma-separated list of staging labels to attach to the new version; up to 20 staging labels can be attached to a secret version. If empty string is passed, AWSCURRENT is assumed. The server may do the following things depending on which staging labels are specified:

  • If any of the specified staging labels are currently attached to other versions of this secret, they are moved from those versions to the new one.
  • If the AWSCURRENT staging label is attached to the new version, the server will automatically move the AWSPREVIOUS staging label to the version that AWSCURRENT was previously attached to.

DeleteSecret Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Deletes a secret and all of its versions.

Syntax

public void DeleteSecret(string secretId, int daysToWait);

Async Version
public async Task DeleteSecret(string secretId, int daysToWait);
public async Task DeleteSecret(string secretId, int daysToWait, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub DeleteSecret(ByVal SecretId As String, ByVal DaysToWait As Integer)

Async Version
Public Sub DeleteSecret(ByVal SecretId As String, ByVal DaysToWait As Integer) As Task
Public Sub DeleteSecret(ByVal SecretId As String, ByVal DaysToWait As Integer, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method deletes the secret specified by SecretId, and all of its versions, either immediately or after a waiting period depending on the value passed for DaysToWait.

The value passed for SecretId must the ARN or name of a secret in the current account and Region.

If 0 is passed for DaysToWait, the secret is deleted immediately. Otherwise, DaysToWait must be a value in the range 7 to 30 (inclusive), which will cause the secret to be scheduled for deletion. During the waiting period:

  • The secret's data cannot be retrieved from any secret version.
  • The deletion can be canceled by calling the CancelDeletion method.

DoEvents Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Processes events from the internal message queue.

Syntax

public void DoEvents();

Async Version
public async Task DoEvents();
public async Task DoEvents(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub DoEvents()

Async Version
Public Sub DoEvents() As Task
Public Sub DoEvents(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

When DoEvents is called, the component processes any available events. If no events are available, it waits for a preset period of time, and then returns.

GenRandomPassword Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Returns a server-generated random password that complies with the given criteria.

Syntax

public string GenRandomPassword(int length, bool lowercase, bool uppercase, bool numbers, bool punctuation, bool spaces, string excludeChars, bool requireEach);

Async Version
public async Task<string> GenRandomPassword(int length, bool lowercase, bool uppercase, bool numbers, bool punctuation, bool spaces, string excludeChars, bool requireEach);
public async Task<string> GenRandomPassword(int length, bool lowercase, bool uppercase, bool numbers, bool punctuation, bool spaces, string excludeChars, bool requireEach, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Function GenRandomPassword(ByVal Length As Integer, ByVal Lowercase As Boolean, ByVal Uppercase As Boolean, ByVal Numbers As Boolean, ByVal Punctuation As Boolean, ByVal Spaces As Boolean, ByVal ExcludeChars As String, ByVal RequireEach As Boolean) As String

Async Version
Public Function GenRandomPassword(ByVal Length As Integer, ByVal Lowercase As Boolean, ByVal Uppercase As Boolean, ByVal Numbers As Boolean, ByVal Punctuation As Boolean, ByVal Spaces As Boolean, ByVal ExcludeChars As String, ByVal RequireEach As Boolean) As Task(Of String)
Public Function GenRandomPassword(ByVal Length As Integer, ByVal Lowercase As Boolean, ByVal Uppercase As Boolean, ByVal Numbers As Boolean, ByVal Punctuation As Boolean, ByVal Spaces As Boolean, ByVal ExcludeChars As String, ByVal RequireEach As Boolean, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task(Of String)

Remarks

This method requests and returns a random password generated by the server based on a number of criteria.

The Length parameter specifies how long the password must be; it must be a value in the range 1 to 4096 (inclusive).

The Lowercase, Uppercase, Numbers, Punctuation, and Spaces parameters specify whether the server is allowed to include characters of each type. The Lowercase and Uppercase types cover ASCII characters only. For Punctuation, the applicable characters are: ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` { | } ~

The ExcludeChars parameters specifies a list of characters that must not be included in the password. For example, passing &" - would exclude ampersands, double quotes, spaces, and hyphens.

The RequireEach parameter specifies whether the server must include at least one of each allowed character type in the password.

GetSecret Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Retrieves a secret version's data.

Syntax

public void GetSecret(string secretId, string versionId, string stagingLabel);

Async Version
public async Task GetSecret(string secretId, string versionId, string stagingLabel);
public async Task GetSecret(string secretId, string versionId, string stagingLabel, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub GetSecret(ByVal SecretId As String, ByVal VersionId As String, ByVal StagingLabel As String)

Async Version
Public Sub GetSecret(ByVal SecretId As String, ByVal VersionId As String, ByVal StagingLabel As String) As Task
Public Sub GetSecret(ByVal SecretId As String, ByVal VersionId As String, ByVal StagingLabel As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method retrieves the secret data held by a version of the secret specified by SecretId. The exact version whose data should be retrieved is specified by either VersionId or StagingLabel (if both are specified, the latter is ignored). If neither are specified, the data from the secret version with the AWSCURRENT staging label is retrieved.

The value passed for SecretId must the ARN or name of a secret in the current account and Region.

The secret data is returned via the output stream supplied via the SetOutputStream method, the specified LocalFile, or the SecretData or SecretString property.

GetSecretInfo Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Gets information about a secret.

Syntax

public void GetSecretInfo(string secretId);

Async Version
public async Task GetSecretInfo(string secretId);
public async Task GetSecretInfo(string secretId, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub GetSecretInfo(ByVal SecretId As String)

Async Version
Public Sub GetSecretInfo(ByVal SecretId As String) As Task
Public Sub GetSecretInfo(ByVal SecretId As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method gets information about the secret specified by SecretId.

When the information is returned, the component clears the Secrets collection and repopulates it with a single item that contains the secret's information, and also repopulates the Versions collection (however, not all fields are populated). The SecretList and VersionList events are also fired.

ListSecrets Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Lists secrets in the current account and region.

Syntax

public void ListSecrets();

Async Version
public async Task ListSecrets();
public async Task ListSecrets(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub ListSecrets()

Async Version
Public Sub ListSecrets() As Task
Public Sub ListSecrets(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method lists the secrets in the current account and Region. Note that, by default, secrets that have been scheduled for deletion are not included in the results; the IncludeDeleted configuration setting can be used to control this behavior.

Calling this method will fire the SecretList event once for each secret, and will also populate the Secrets collection. If the AlwaysParseVersions configuration setting is enabled, each secret's basic version information will also be parsed and used to populate the Versions collection and fire the VersionList event.

If there are still more secrets available to list when this method returns, the SecretMarker property will be populated. Continue to call this method until SecretMarker is empty to accumulate all pages of results in the Secrets collection.

The MaxSecrets configuration setting can be used to control the maximum number of results to return at once.

ListVersions Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

List the secret versions for the specified secret.

Syntax

public void ListVersions(string secretId);

Async Version
public async Task ListVersions(string secretId);
public async Task ListVersions(string secretId, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub ListVersions(ByVal SecretId As String)

Async Version
Public Sub ListVersions(ByVal SecretId As String) As Task
Public Sub ListVersions(ByVal SecretId As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method lists the secret versions for the secret specified by SecretId. Note that by default, only non-deprecated versions are returned (i.e., those with at least one staging label attached to them); the IncludeDeprecated configuration setting can be used to control this behavior.

Calling this method will fire the VersionList event once for each secret version, and will also populate the Versions collection.

If there are still more secret versions available to list when this method returns, the VersionMarker property will be populated. Continue to call this method until VersionMarker is empty to accumulate all pages of results in the Versions collection.

The MaxSecrets configuration setting can be used to control the maximum number of results to return at once.

MoveStagingLabel Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Adds, removes, or moves a staging label.

Syntax

public void MoveStagingLabel(string secretId, string stagingLabel, string fromVersionId, string toVersionId);

Async Version
public async Task MoveStagingLabel(string secretId, string stagingLabel, string fromVersionId, string toVersionId);
public async Task MoveStagingLabel(string secretId, string stagingLabel, string fromVersionId, string toVersionId, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub MoveStagingLabel(ByVal SecretId As String, ByVal StagingLabel As String, ByVal FromVersionId As String, ByVal ToVersionId As String)

Async Version
Public Sub MoveStagingLabel(ByVal SecretId As String, ByVal StagingLabel As String, ByVal FromVersionId As String, ByVal ToVersionId As String) As Task
Public Sub MoveStagingLabel(ByVal SecretId As String, ByVal StagingLabel As String, ByVal FromVersionId As String, ByVal ToVersionId As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method adds, removes, or moves a staging label between versions of the secret specified by SecretId.

The value passed for SecretId must the ARN or name of a secret in the current account and Region.

The StagingLabel parameter specifies the staging label that should be added, removed, or moved. If the staging label is AWSCURRENT, it cannot be removed, only moved, and the server will automatically move the AWSPREVIOUS staging label to the secret version specified by FromVersionId.

The FromVersionId and ToVersionId parameters specify which version(s) to operate against. When adding a new staging label to a secret version, only ToVersionId must be specified. When removing a staging label from a version, only FromVersionId must be specified. When moving an existing staging label from one version to another, both FromVersionId and ToVersionId must be specified.

Reset Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Resets the component to its initial state.

Syntax

public void Reset();

Async Version
public async Task Reset();
public async Task Reset(CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub Reset()

Async Version
Public Sub Reset() As Task
Public Sub Reset(cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method resets the component to its initial state.

SendCustomRequest Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Sends a custom request to the server.

Syntax

public void SendCustomRequest(string action, string body);

Async Version
public async Task SendCustomRequest(string action, string body);
public async Task SendCustomRequest(string action, string body, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub SendCustomRequest(ByVal Action As String, ByVal Body As String)

Async Version
Public Sub SendCustomRequest(ByVal Action As String, ByVal Body As String) As Task
Public Sub SendCustomRequest(ByVal Action As String, ByVal Body As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method can be used to send arbitrary requests to the server. The value passed for the Action parameter must be one of the actions described in the Amazon Secrets Manager documentation.

When this method is called, the component does the following:

  1. Builds a request URL, including query parameters, based on the following:
  2. Adds request headers from OtherHeaders.
  3. Adds the specified request Body, if non-empty.
  4. Signs the request.
  5. Sends the request to the server.
  6. Stores the response headers in the ParsedHeaders collection; and the response body in the stream specified using SetOutputStream, the specified LocalFile, or SecretData.

If the response body is JSON data, the XPath, XText, and other X* configuration settings can then be used to navigate and extract information from it.

SetInputStream Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Sets the stream whose data should be sent.

Syntax

public void SetInputStream(System.IO.Stream inputStream);

Async Version
public async Task SetInputStream(System.IO.Stream inputStream);
public async Task SetInputStream(System.IO.Stream inputStream, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub SetInputStream(ByVal InputStream As System.IO.Stream)

Async Version
Public Sub SetInputStream(ByVal InputStream As System.IO.Stream) As Task
Public Sub SetInputStream(ByVal InputStream As System.IO.Stream, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method sets the stream whose data should be sent when CreateSecret or CreateVersion is called. The component assumes that any data specified via an input stream is binary in nature; the PreferBinary configuration setting can be used to control this behavior, refer to its documentation for more information.

Note: Passing a non-null value for InputStream will cause the LocalFile property to be cleared. Similarly, setting LocalFile to a non-empty value will discard any stream set using this method.

SetOutputStream Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Sets the stream to which received data should be written.

Syntax

public void SetOutputStream(System.IO.Stream outputStream);

Async Version
public async Task SetOutputStream(System.IO.Stream outputStream);
public async Task SetOutputStream(System.IO.Stream outputStream, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub SetOutputStream(ByVal OutputStream As System.IO.Stream)

Async Version
Public Sub SetOutputStream(ByVal OutputStream As System.IO.Stream) As Task
Public Sub SetOutputStream(ByVal OutputStream As System.IO.Stream, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method sets the stream to which data should be written when GetSecret is called.

Note: Passing a non-null value for OutputStream will cause the LocalFile property to be cleared. Similarly, setting LocalFile to a non-empty value will discard any stream set using this method.

UpdateSecret Method (AmazonSecrets Component)

Updates a secret's information.

Syntax

public void UpdateSecret(string secretId, string description);

Async Version
public async Task UpdateSecret(string secretId, string description);
public async Task UpdateSecret(string secretId, string description, CancellationToken cancellationToken);
Public Sub UpdateSecret(ByVal SecretId As String, ByVal Description As String)

Async Version
Public Sub UpdateSecret(ByVal SecretId As String, ByVal Description As String) As Task
Public Sub UpdateSecret(ByVal SecretId As String, ByVal Description As String, cancellationToken As CancellationToken) As Task

Remarks

This method updates the information of the secret specified by SecretId.

The value passed for SecretId must the ARN or name of a secret in the current account and Region.

The Description parameter specifies the secret's new description (which may be empty).

The KMSKeyId configuration setting can also be set before calling this method to change the AWS KMS key used to encrypt the secret. However, if the KMS key used to encrypt a secret is changed, it is important that the secret's data be updated at least once using CreateVersion. When a new version is created, the server decrypts the secret using the old KMS key and re-encrypts it using the new one. If the old KMS key is deleted or disabled before this occurs, the server will no longer be able to decrypt the secret, effectively causing its data to be lost.

EndTransfer Event (AmazonSecrets Component)

This event fires when a document finishes transferring.

Syntax

public event OnEndTransferHandler OnEndTransfer;

public delegate void OnEndTransferHandler(object sender, AmazonsecretsEndTransferEventArgs e);

public class AmazonsecretsEndTransferEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int Direction { get; }
}
Public Event OnEndTransfer As OnEndTransferHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnEndTransferHandler(sender As Object, e As AmazonsecretsEndTransferEventArgs)

Public Class AmazonsecretsEndTransferEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property Direction As Integer
End Class

Remarks

The EndTransfer event is fired when the document text finishes transferring from the server to the local host.

The Direction parameter shows whether the client (0) or the server (1) is sending the data.

Error Event (AmazonSecrets Component)

Information about errors during data delivery.

Syntax

public event OnErrorHandler OnError;

public delegate void OnErrorHandler(object sender, AmazonsecretsErrorEventArgs e);

public class AmazonsecretsErrorEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int ErrorCode { get; }
  public string Description { get; }
}
Public Event OnError As OnErrorHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnErrorHandler(sender As Object, e As AmazonsecretsErrorEventArgs)

Public Class AmazonsecretsErrorEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property ErrorCode As Integer
  Public ReadOnly Property Description As String
End Class

Remarks

The Error event is fired in case of exceptional conditions during message processing. Normally the component throws an exception.

ErrorCode contains an error code and Description contains a textual description of the error. For a list of valid error codes and their descriptions, please refer to the Error Codes section.

Header Event (AmazonSecrets Component)

This event is fired every time a header line comes in.

Syntax

public event OnHeaderHandler OnHeader;

public delegate void OnHeaderHandler(object sender, AmazonsecretsHeaderEventArgs e);

public class AmazonsecretsHeaderEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string Field { get; }
  public string Value { get; }
}
Public Event OnHeader As OnHeaderHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnHeaderHandler(sender As Object, e As AmazonsecretsHeaderEventArgs)

Public Class AmazonsecretsHeaderEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property Field As String
  Public ReadOnly Property Value As String
End Class

Remarks

The Field parameter contains the name of the HTTP header (which is the same as it is delivered). The Value parameter contains the header contents.

If the header line being retrieved is a continuation header line, then the Field parameter contains "" (empty string).

Log Event (AmazonSecrets Component)

This event fires once for each log message.

Syntax

public event OnLogHandler OnLog;

public delegate void OnLogHandler(object sender, AmazonsecretsLogEventArgs e);

public class AmazonsecretsLogEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int LogLevel { get; }
  public string Message { get; }
  public string LogType { get; }
}
Public Event OnLog As OnLogHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnLogHandler(sender As Object, e As AmazonsecretsLogEventArgs)

Public Class AmazonsecretsLogEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property LogLevel As Integer
  Public ReadOnly Property Message As String
  Public ReadOnly Property LogType As String
End Class

Remarks

This event fires once for each log message generated by the component. The verbosity is controlled by the LogLevel setting.

LogLevel indicates the level of message. Possible values are as follows:

0 (None) No events are logged.
1 (Info - default) Informational events are logged.
2 (Verbose) Detailed data are logged.
3 (Debug) Debug data are logged.

The value 1 (Info) logs basic information, including the URL, HTTP version, and status details.

The value 2 (Verbose) logs additional information about the request and response.

The value 3 (Debug) logs the headers and body for both the request and response, as well as additional debug information (if any).

Message is the log entry.

LogType identifies the type of log entry. Possible values are as follows:

  • "Info"
  • "RequestHeaders"
  • "ResponseHeaders"
  • "RequestBody"
  • "ResponseBody"
  • "ProxyRequest"
  • "ProxyResponse"
  • "FirewallRequest"
  • "FirewallResponse"

SecretList Event (AmazonSecrets Component)

Fires once for each secret when listing secrets.

Syntax

public event OnSecretListHandler OnSecretList;

public delegate void OnSecretListHandler(object sender, AmazonsecretsSecretListEventArgs e);

public class AmazonsecretsSecretListEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string ARN { get; }
  public string Name { get; }
  public string Description { get; }
  public string CreationDate { get; }
  public string DeletionDate { get; }
  public string LastAccessDate { get; }
  public string LastChangeDate { get; }
}
Public Event OnSecretList As OnSecretListHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnSecretListHandler(sender As Object, e As AmazonsecretsSecretListEventArgs)

Public Class AmazonsecretsSecretListEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property ARN As String
  Public ReadOnly Property Name As String
  Public ReadOnly Property Description As String
  Public ReadOnly Property CreationDate As String
  Public ReadOnly Property DeletionDate As String
  Public ReadOnly Property LastAccessDate As String
  Public ReadOnly Property LastChangeDate As String
End Class

Remarks

This event fires once for each secret returned when ListSecrets or GetSecretInfo is called.

ARN reflects the Amazon resource name of the secret.

Name reflects the name of the secret.

Description reflects the secret's description.

CreationDate reflects the secret's creation date, in seconds since the Unix epoch (including fractional seconds).

DeletionDate reflects the secret's scheduled deletion date, if applicable, in seconds since the Unix epoch (including fractional seconds).

LastAccessDate reflects the secret's last access date, in seconds since the Unix epoch. It provides date-level resolution only, the time is not included.

LastChangeDate reflects the secret's last change date, in seconds since the Unix epoch (including fractional seconds).

SSLServerAuthentication Event (AmazonSecrets Component)

Fired after the server presents its certificate to the client.

Syntax

public event OnSSLServerAuthenticationHandler OnSSLServerAuthentication;

public delegate void OnSSLServerAuthenticationHandler(object sender, AmazonsecretsSSLServerAuthenticationEventArgs e);

public class AmazonsecretsSSLServerAuthenticationEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string CertEncoded { get; }
public byte[] CertEncodedB { get; } public string CertSubject { get; } public string CertIssuer { get; } public string Status { get; } public bool Accept { get; set; } }
Public Event OnSSLServerAuthentication As OnSSLServerAuthenticationHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnSSLServerAuthenticationHandler(sender As Object, e As AmazonsecretsSSLServerAuthenticationEventArgs)

Public Class AmazonsecretsSSLServerAuthenticationEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property CertEncoded As String
Public ReadOnly Property CertEncodedB As Byte() Public ReadOnly Property CertSubject As String Public ReadOnly Property CertIssuer As String Public ReadOnly Property Status As String Public Property Accept As Boolean End Class

Remarks

This event is where the client can decide whether to continue with the connection process or not. The Accept parameter is a recommendation on whether to continue or close the connection. This is just a suggestion: application software must use its own logic to determine whether to continue or not.

When Accept is False, Status shows why the verification failed (otherwise, Status contains the string "OK"). If it is decided to continue, you can override and accept the certificate by setting the Accept parameter to True.

SSLStatus Event (AmazonSecrets Component)

Shows the progress of the secure connection.

Syntax

public event OnSSLStatusHandler OnSSLStatus;

public delegate void OnSSLStatusHandler(object sender, AmazonsecretsSSLStatusEventArgs e);

public class AmazonsecretsSSLStatusEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string Message { get; }
}
Public Event OnSSLStatus As OnSSLStatusHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnSSLStatusHandler(sender As Object, e As AmazonsecretsSSLStatusEventArgs)

Public Class AmazonsecretsSSLStatusEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property Message As String
End Class

Remarks

The event is fired for informational and logging purposes only. Used to track the progress of the connection.

StartTransfer Event (AmazonSecrets Component)

This event fires when a document starts transferring (after the headers).

Syntax

public event OnStartTransferHandler OnStartTransfer;

public delegate void OnStartTransferHandler(object sender, AmazonsecretsStartTransferEventArgs e);

public class AmazonsecretsStartTransferEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int Direction { get; }
}
Public Event OnStartTransfer As OnStartTransferHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnStartTransferHandler(sender As Object, e As AmazonsecretsStartTransferEventArgs)

Public Class AmazonsecretsStartTransferEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property Direction As Integer
End Class

Remarks

The StartTransfer event is fired when the document text starts transferring from the server to the local host.

The Direction parameter shows whether the client (0) or the server (1) is sending the data.

Transfer Event (AmazonSecrets Component)

This event is fired while a document transfers (delivers document).

Syntax

public event OnTransferHandler OnTransfer;

public delegate void OnTransferHandler(object sender, AmazonsecretsTransferEventArgs e);

public class AmazonsecretsTransferEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int Direction { get; }
  public long BytesTransferred { get; }
  public int PercentDone { get; }
  public string Text { get; }
public byte[] TextB { get; } }
Public Event OnTransfer As OnTransferHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnTransferHandler(sender As Object, e As AmazonsecretsTransferEventArgs)

Public Class AmazonsecretsTransferEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property Direction As Integer
  Public ReadOnly Property BytesTransferred As Long
  Public ReadOnly Property PercentDone As Integer
  Public ReadOnly Property Text As String
Public ReadOnly Property TextB As Byte() End Class

Remarks

The Text parameter contains the portion of the document text being received. It is empty if data are being posted to the server.

The BytesTransferred parameter contains the number of bytes transferred in this Direction since the beginning of the document text (excluding HTTP response headers).

The Direction parameter shows whether the client (0) or the server (1) is sending the data.

The PercentDone parameter shows the progress of the transfer in the corresponding direction. If PercentDone can not be calculated the value will be -1.

Note: Events are not re-entrant. Performing time-consuming operations within this event will prevent it from firing again in a timely manner and may affect overall performance.

VersionList Event (AmazonSecrets Component)

Fires once for each secret version when listing secret versions.

Syntax

public event OnVersionListHandler OnVersionList;

public delegate void OnVersionListHandler(object sender, AmazonsecretsVersionListEventArgs e);

public class AmazonsecretsVersionListEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string SecretARN { get; }
  public string SecretName { get; }
  public string VersionId { get; }
  public string StagingLabels { get; }
  public string CreationDate { get; }
  public string LastAccessDate { get; }
}
Public Event OnVersionList As OnVersionListHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnVersionListHandler(sender As Object, e As AmazonsecretsVersionListEventArgs)

Public Class AmazonsecretsVersionListEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property SecretARN As String
  Public ReadOnly Property SecretName As String
  Public ReadOnly Property VersionId As String
  Public ReadOnly Property StagingLabels As String
  Public ReadOnly Property CreationDate As String
  Public ReadOnly Property LastAccessDate As String
End Class

Remarks

This event fires once for each secret version returned when ListVersions, GetSecretInfo, or (if the AlwaysParseVersions configuration setting is enabled) ListSecrets is called. Note that CreationDate and LastAccessDate are only populated when ListVersions is called.

SecretARN reflects the Amazon resource name of the secret this is a version of.

SecretName reflects the name of the secret this is a version of.

VersionId reflects the Id of the secret version.

StagingLabels reflects a comma-separated list of staging labels attached to the secret version.

CreationDate reflects the secret version's creation date, in seconds since the Unix epoch (including fractional seconds).

LastAccessDate reflects the secret version's last access date, in seconds since the Unix epoch. It provides date-level resolution only, the time is not included.

AWSSecret Type

An Amazon Secrets Manager secret.

Remarks

This type represents an Amazon Secrets Manager secret.

Fields

ARN
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The Amazon resource name (ARN) of the secret.

This field reflects the Amazon resource name (ARN) of the secret.

CreationDate
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The creation date of the secret.

This field reflects the creation date of the secret, in seconds since the Unix epoch (including fractional seconds).

DeletionDate
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The deletion date of the secret.

This field reflects the deletion date of the secret, in seconds since the Unix epoch (including fractional seconds).

Description
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The secret's description.

This field reflects the secret's description.

KMSKeyId
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The ARN or alias of the Amazon KMS KMS key used to encrypt the secret.

This field reflects the ARN or alias of the Amazon KMS key used to encrypt the secret.

LastAccessDate
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The last access date of the secret.

This field reflects the last access date of the secret, in seconds since the Unix epoch.

Note that this field offers date-level resolution, time is not included.

LastChangeDate
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The last change date of the secret.

This field reflects the last change date of the secret, in seconds since the Unix epoch (including fractional seconds).

Name
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The name of the secret.

This field reflects the name of the secret.

OwningService
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The name of the service that created the secret.

This field reflects the name of the AWS service that created the secret.

AWSSecretVersion Type

An Amazon Secrets Manager secret version.

Remarks

This type represents an Amazon Secrets Manager secret version.

Fields

CreationDate
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The creation date of the secret version.

This field reflects the creation date of the secret version, in seconds since the Unix epoch (including fractional seconds).

LastAccessDate
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The last access date of the secret version.

This field reflects the last access date of the secret version, in seconds since the Unix epoch.

Note that this field offers date-level resolution, time is not included.

SecretARN
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The Amazon resource name (ARN) of the secret this is a version of.

This field reflects the Amazon resource name (ARN) of the secret that this is a version of.

SecretName
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The name of the secret that this is a version of.

This field reflects the name of the secret that this is a version of.

StagingLabels
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The staging labels attached to the secret version.

This field reflects a comma-separated list of staging labels attached to the secret version.

Each secret version can have up to 20 staging labels attached to it at once, and a particular staging label can only be attached to one secret version at any given time.

VersionId
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The Id of the secret version.

This field reflects the Id of the secret version.

Certificate Type

This is the digital certificate being used.

Remarks

This type describes the current digital certificate. The certificate may be a public or private key. The fields are used to identify or select certificates.

Fields

EffectiveDate
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

This is the date on which this certificate becomes valid. Before this date, it is not valid. The following example illustrates the format of an encoded date:

23-Jan-2000 15:00:00.

Encoded
string

Default Value: ""

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded). This field is used to assign a specific certificate. The Store and Subject fields also may be used to specify a certificate.

When Encoded is set, a search is initiated in the current Store for the private key of the certificate. If the key is found, Subject is updated to reflect the full subject of the selected certificate; otherwise, Subject is set to an empty string.

EncodedB
byte []

Default Value: ""

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded). This field is used to assign a specific certificate. The Store and Subject fields also may be used to specify a certificate.

When Encoded is set, a search is initiated in the current Store for the private key of the certificate. If the key is found, Subject is updated to reflect the full subject of the selected certificate; otherwise, Subject is set to an empty string.

ExpirationDate
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

This is the date the certificate expires. After this date, the certificate will no longer be valid. The following example illustrates the format of an encoded date:

23-Jan-2001 15:00:00.

ExtendedKeyUsage
string

Default Value: ""

This is a comma-delimited list of extended key usage identifiers. These are the same as ASN.1 object identifiers (OIDs).

Fingerprint
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

This is the hex-encoded, 16-byte MD5 fingerprint of the certificate. This property is primarily used for keys which do not have a corresponding X.509 public certificate, such as PEM keys that only contain a private key. It is commonly used for SSH keys.

The following example illustrates the format: bc:2a:72:af:fe:58:17:43:7a:5f:ba:5a:7c:90:f7:02

FingerprintSHA1
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

This is the hex-encoded, 20-byte SHA-1 fingerprint of the certificate. This property is primarily used for keys which do not have a corresponding X.509 public certificate, such as PEM keys that only contain a private key. It is commonly used for SSH keys.

The following example illustrates the format: 30:7b:fa:38:65:83:ff:da:b4:4e:07:3f:17:b8:a4:ed:80:be:ff:84

FingerprintSHA256
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

This is the hex-encoded, 32-byte SHA-256 fingerprint of the certificate. This property is primarily used for keys which do not have a corresponding X.509 public certificate, such as PEM keys that only contain a private key. It is commonly used for SSH keys.

The following example illustrates the format: 6a:80:5c:33:a9:43:ea:b0:96:12:8a:64:96:30:ef:4a:8a:96:86:ce:f4:c7:be:10:24:8e:2b:60:9e:f3:59:53

Issuer
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

This is the issuer of the certificate. This field contains a string representation of the name of the issuing authority for the certificate.

PrivateKey
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

This is the private key of the certificate (if available). The key is provided as PEM/Base64-encoded data.

Note: The PrivateKey may be available but not exportable. In this case, PrivateKey returns an empty string.

PrivateKeyAvailable
bool (read-only)

Default Value: False

This field shows whether a PrivateKey is available for the selected certificate. If PrivateKeyAvailable is True, the certificate may be used for authentication purposes (e.g., server authentication).

PrivateKeyContainer
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

This is the name of the PrivateKey container for the certificate (if available). This functionality is available only on Windows platforms.

PublicKey
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

This is the public key of the certificate. The key is provided as PEM/Base64-encoded data.

PublicKeyAlgorithm
string

Default Value: ""

This field contains the textual description of the certificate's public key algorithm. The property contains either the name of the algorithm (e.g., "RSA" or "RSA_DH") or an object identifier (OID) string representing the algorithm.

PublicKeyLength
int (read-only)

Default Value: 0

This is the length of the certificate's public key (in bits). Common values are 512, 1024, and 2048.

SerialNumber
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

This is the serial number of the certificate encoded as a string. The number is encoded as a series of hexadecimal digits, with each pair representing a byte of the serial number.

SignatureAlgorithm
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

The field contains the text description of the certificate's signature algorithm. The property contains either the name of the algorithm (e.g., "RSA" or "RSA_MD5RSA") or an object identifier (OID) string representing the algorithm.

Store
string

Default Value: "MY"

This is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.

The StoreType field denotes the type of the certificate store specified by Store. If the store is password protected, specify the password in StorePassword.

Store is used in conjunction with the Subject field to specify client certificates. If Store has a value, and Subject or Encoded is set, a search for a certificate is initiated. Please see the Subject field for details.

Designations of certificate stores are platform-dependent.

The following are designations of the most common User and Machine certificate stores in Windows:

MYA certificate store holding personal certificates with their associated private keys.
CACertifying authority certificates.
ROOTRoot certificates.

When the certificate store type is PFXFile, this property must be set to the name of the file. When the type is PFXBlob, the property must be set to the binary contents of a PFX file (i.e. PKCS12 certificate store).

StoreB
byte []

Default Value: "MY"

This is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.

The StoreType field denotes the type of the certificate store specified by Store. If the store is password protected, specify the password in StorePassword.

Store is used in conjunction with the Subject field to specify client certificates. If Store has a value, and Subject or Encoded is set, a search for a certificate is initiated. Please see the Subject field for details.

Designations of certificate stores are platform-dependent.

The following are designations of the most common User and Machine certificate stores in Windows:

MYA certificate store holding personal certificates with their associated private keys.
CACertifying authority certificates.
ROOTRoot certificates.

When the certificate store type is PFXFile, this property must be set to the name of the file. When the type is PFXBlob, the property must be set to the binary contents of a PFX file (i.e. PKCS12 certificate store).

StorePassword
string

Default Value: ""

If the type of certificate store requires a password, this property is used to specify the password needed to open the certificate store.

StoreType
CertStoreTypes

Default Value: 0

This is the type of certificate store for this certificate.

The component supports both public and private keys in a variety of formats. When the cstAuto value is used the component will automatically determine the type. This field can take one of the following values:

0 (cstUser - default)For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a certificate store owned by the current user. Note: this store type is not available in Java.
1 (cstMachine)For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a machine store. Note: this store type is not available in Java.
2 (cstPFXFile)The certificate store is the name of a PFX (PKCS12) file containing certificates.
3 (cstPFXBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in PFX (PKCS12) format.
4 (cstJKSFile)The certificate store is the name of a Java Key Store (JKS) file containing certificates. Note: this store type is only available in Java.
5 (cstJKSBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in Java Key Store (JKS) format. Note: this store type is only available in Java.
6 (cstPEMKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a PEM-encoded file that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
7 (cstPEMKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
8 (cstPublicKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
9 (cstPublicKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
10 (cstSSHPublicKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains an SSH-style public key.
11 (cstP7BFile)The certificate store is the name of a PKCS7 file containing certificates.
12 (cstP7BBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary) representing a certificate store in PKCS7 format.
13 (cstSSHPublicKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains an SSH-style public key.
14 (cstPPKFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
15 (cstPPKBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary) that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
16 (cstXMLFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a certificate in XML format.
17 (cstXMLBlob)The certificate store is a string that contains a certificate in XML format.
18 (cstJWKFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a JWK (JSON Web Key).
19 (cstJWKBlob)The certificate store is a string that contains a JWK (JSON Web Key).
21 (cstBCFKSFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a BCFKS (Bouncy Castle FIPS Key Store). Note: this store type is only available in Java and .NET.
22 (cstBCFKSBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in BCFKS (Bouncy Castle FIPS Key Store) format. Note: this store type is only available in Java and .NET.
23 (cstPKCS11)The certificate is present on a physical security key accessible via a PKCS11 interface.

To use a security key the necessary data must first be collected using the CertMgr component. The ListStoreCertificates method may be called after setting CertStoreType to cstPKCS11, CertStorePassword to the PIN, and CertStore to the full path of the PKCS11 dll. The certificate information returned in the CertList event's CertEncoded parameter may be saved for later use.

When using a certificate, pass the previously saved security key information as the Store and set StorePassword to the PIN.

Code Example: SSH Authentication with Security Key certmgr.CertStoreType = CertStoreTypes.cstPKCS11; certmgr.OnCertList += (s, e) => { secKeyBlob = e.CertEncoded; }; certmgr.CertStore = @"C:\Program Files\OpenSC Project\OpenSC\pkcs11\opensc-pkcs11.dll"; certmgr.CertStorePassword = "123456"; //PIN certmgr.ListStoreCertificates(); sftp.SSHCert = new Certificate(CertStoreTypes.cstPKCS11, secKeyBlob, "123456", "*"); sftp.SSHUser = "test"; sftp.SSHLogon("myhost", 22);

99 (cstAuto)The store type is automatically detected from the input data. This setting may be used with both public and private keys and can detect any of the supported formats automatically.

Subject
string

Default Value: ""

This is the subject of the certificate used for client authentication.

This field will be populated with the full subject of the loaded certificate. When loading a certificate the subject is used to locate the certificate in the store.

If an exact match is not found, the store is searched for subjects containing the value of the property.

If a match is still not found, the property is set to an empty string, and no certificate is selected.

The special value "*" picks a random certificate in the certificate store.

The certificate subject is a comma separated list of distinguished name fields and values. For instance "CN=www.server.com, OU=test, C=US, E=support@nsoftware.com". Common fields and their meanings are displayed below.

FieldMeaning
CNCommon Name. This is commonly a host name like www.server.com.
OOrganization
OUOrganizational Unit
LLocality
SState
CCountry
EEmail Address

If a field value contains a comma it must be quoted.

SubjectAltNames
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

This field contains comma-separated lists of alternative subject names for the certificate.

ThumbprintMD5
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

This field contains the MD5 hash of the certificate. It is primarily used for X.509 certificates. If the hash does not already exist, it is automatically computed.

ThumbprintSHA1
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

This field contains the SHA-1 hash of the certificate. It is primarily used for X.509 certificates. If the hash does not already exist, it is automatically computed.

ThumbprintSHA256
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

This field contains the SHA-256 hash of the certificate. It is primarily used for X.509 certificates. If the hash does not already exist, it is automatically computed.

Usage
string

Default Value: ""

This field contains the text description of UsageFlags.

This value will be of one or more of the following strings and will be separated by commas:

  • Digital Signatures
  • Key Authentication
  • Key Encryption
  • Data Encryption
  • Key Agreement
  • Certificate Signing
  • Key Signing

If the provider is OpenSSL, the value is a comma-separated list of X.509 certificate extension names.

UsageFlags
int

Default Value: 0

This field contains the flags that show intended use for the certificate. The value of UsageFlags is a combination of the following flags:

0x80Digital Signatures
0x40Key Authentication (Non-Repudiation)
0x20Key Encryption
0x10Data Encryption
0x08Key Agreement
0x04Certificate Signing
0x02Key Signing

Please see the Usage field for a text representation of UsageFlags.

This functionality currently is not available when the provider is OpenSSL.

Version
string (read-only)

Default Value: ""

This field contains the certificate's version number. The possible values are the strings "V1", "V2", and "V3".

Constructors

public Certificate();
Public Certificate()

Creates a Certificate instance whose properties can be set. This is useful for use with CERTMGR when generating new certificates.

public Certificate(string certificateFile);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertificateFile As String)

Opens CertificateFile and reads out the contents as an X509 public key.

public Certificate(byte[] certificateData);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertificateData As Byte())

Parses CertificateData as an X509 public key.

public Certificate(CertStoreTypes certStoreType, string store, string storePassword, string subject);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertStoreType As CertStoreTypes, ByVal Store As String, ByVal StorePassword As String, ByVal Subject As String)

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. Store is a file containing the certificate store. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. After the store has been successfully opened, the component will attempt to find the certificate identified by Subject . This can be either a complete or a substring match of the X509 certificate's subject Distinguished Name (DN).

public Certificate(CertStoreTypes certStoreType, string store, string storePassword, string subject, string configurationString);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertStoreType As CertStoreTypes, ByVal Store As String, ByVal StorePassword As String, ByVal Subject As String, ByVal ConfigurationString As String)

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. Store is a file containing the certificate store. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. ConfigurationString is a newline separated list of name-value pairs that may be used to modify the default behavior. Possible values include "PersistPFXKey", which shows whether or not the PFX key is persisted after performing operations with the private key. This correlates to the PKCS12_NO_PERSIST_KEY CyrptoAPI option. The default value is True (the key is persisted). "Thumbprint" - a MD5, SHA1, or SHA256 thumbprint of the certificate to load. When specified, this value is used to select the certificate in the store. This is applicable to cstUser, cstMachine, cstPublicKeyFile, and cstPFXFile store types. "UseInternalSecurityAPI" shows whether the platform (default) or the internal security API is used when performing certificate-related operations. After the store has been successfully opened, the component will attempt to find the certificate identified by Subject . This can be either a complete or a substring match of the X509 certificate's subject Distinguished Name (DN).

public Certificate(CertStoreTypes certStoreType, string store, string storePassword, byte[] encoded);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertStoreType As CertStoreTypes, ByVal Store As String, ByVal StorePassword As String, ByVal Encoded As Byte())

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. Store is a file containing the certificate store. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. After the store has been successfully opened, the component will load Encoded as an X509 certificate and search the opened store for a corresponding private key.

public Certificate(CertStoreTypes certStoreType, byte[] storeBlob, string storePassword, string subject);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertStoreType As CertStoreTypes, ByVal StoreBlob As Byte(), ByVal StorePassword As String, ByVal Subject As String)

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. StoreBlob is a string (binary- or base64-encoded) containing the certificate data. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. After the store has been successfully opened, the component will attempt to find the certificate identified by Subject . This can be either a complete or a substring match of the X509 certificate's subject Distinguished Name (DN).

public Certificate(CertStoreTypes certStoreType, byte[] storeBlob, string storePassword, string subject, string configurationString);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertStoreType As CertStoreTypes, ByVal StoreBlob As Byte(), ByVal StorePassword As String, ByVal Subject As String, ByVal ConfigurationString As String)

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. StoreBlob is a string (binary- or base64-encoded) containing the certificate data. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. After the store has been successfully opened, the component will attempt to find the certificate identified by Subject . This can be either a complete or a substring match of the X509 certificate's subject Distinguished Name (DN).

public Certificate(CertStoreTypes certStoreType, byte[] storeBlob, string storePassword, byte[] encoded);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertStoreType As CertStoreTypes, ByVal StoreBlob As Byte(), ByVal StorePassword As String, ByVal Encoded As Byte())

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. Store is a string (binary- or base64-encoded) containing the certificate store. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. After the store has been successfully opened, the component will load Encoded as an X509 certificate and search the opened store for a corresponding private key.

Firewall Type

This is the firewall the component will connect through.

Remarks

When connecting through a firewall, this type is used to specify different properties of the firewall, such as the firewall Host and the FirewallType.

Fields

AutoDetect
bool

Default Value: False

This field tells the component whether or not to automatically detect and use firewall system settings, if available.

FirewallType
FirewallTypes

Default Value: 0

This field determines the type of firewall to connect through. The applicable values are as follows:

fwNone (0)No firewall (default setting).
fwTunnel (1)Connect through a tunneling proxy. Port is set to 80.
fwSOCKS4 (2)Connect through a SOCKS4 Proxy. Port is set to 1080.
fwSOCKS5 (3)Connect through a SOCKS5 Proxy. Port is set to 1080.
fwSOCKS4A (10)Connect through a SOCKS4A Proxy. Port is set to 1080.

Host
string

Default Value: ""

This field contains the name or IP address of firewall (optional). If a Host is given, the requested connections will be authenticated through the specified firewall when connecting.

If this field is set to a Domain Name, a DNS request is initiated. Upon successful termination of the request, this field is set to the corresponding address. If the search is not successful, the component throws an exception.

Password
string

Default Value: ""

This field contains a password if authentication is to be used when connecting through the firewall. If Host is specified, the User and Password fields are used to connect and authenticate to the given firewall. If the authentication fails, the component throws an exception.

Port
int

Default Value: 0

This field contains the transmission control protocol (TCP) port for the firewall Host. See the description of the Host field for details.

Note: This field is set automatically when FirewallType is set to a valid value. See the description of the FirewallType field for details.

User
string

Default Value: ""

This field contains a user name if authentication is to be used connecting through a firewall. If the Host is specified, this field and Password fields are used to connect and authenticate to the given Firewall. If the authentication fails, the component throws an exception.

Constructors

public Firewall();
Public Firewall()

Header Type

This is an HTTP header as it is received from the server.

Remarks

When a header is received through a Header event, it is parsed into a Header type. This type contains a Field, and its corresponding Value.

Fields

Field
string

Default Value: ""

This field contains the name of the HTTP Header (this is the same case as it is delivered).

Value
string

Default Value: ""

This field contains the Header contents.

Constructors

public Header();
Public Header()
public Header(string field, string value);
Public Header(ByVal Field As String, ByVal Value As String)

Proxy Type

This is the proxy the component will connect to.

Remarks

When connecting through a proxy, this type is used to specify different properties of the proxy, such as the Server and the AuthScheme.

Fields

AuthScheme
ProxyAuthSchemes

Default Value: 0

This field is used to tell the component which type of authorization to perform when connecting to the proxy. This is used only when the User and Password fields are set.

AuthScheme should be set to authNone (3) when no authentication is expected.

By default, AuthScheme is authBasic (0), and if the User and Password fields are set, the component will attempt basic authentication.

If AuthScheme is set to authDigest (1), digest authentication will be attempted instead.

If AuthScheme is set to authProprietary (2), then the authorization token will not be generated by the component. Look at the configuration file for the component being used to find more information about manually setting this token.

If AuthScheme is set to authNtlm (4), NTLM authentication will be used.

For security reasons, setting this field will clear the values of User and Password.

AutoDetect
bool

Default Value: False

This field tells the component whether or not to automatically detect and use proxy system settings, if available. The default value is false.

Password
string

Default Value: ""

This field contains a password if authentication is to be used for the proxy.

If AuthScheme is set to Basic Authentication, the User and Password are Base64 encoded and the proxy authentication token will be generated in the form Basic [encoded-user-password].

If AuthScheme is set to Digest Authentication, the User and Password fields are used to respond to the Digest Authentication challenge from the server.

If AuthScheme is set to NTLM Authentication, the User and Password fields are used to authenticate through NTLM negotiation.

Port
int

Default Value: 80

This field contains the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) port for the proxy Server (default 80). See the description of the Server field for details.

Server
string

Default Value: ""

If a proxy Server is given, then the HTTP request is sent to the proxy instead of the server otherwise specified.

If the Server field is set to a domain name, a DNS request is initiated. Upon successful termination of the request, the Server field is set to the corresponding address. If the search is not successful, an error is returned.

SSL
ProxySSLTypes

Default Value: 0

This field determines when to use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for the connection to the proxy. The applicable values are as follows:

psAutomatic (0)Default setting. If the URL is an https URL, the component will use the psTunnel option. If the URL is an http URL, the component will use the psNever option.
psAlways (1)The connection is always SSL enabled.
psNever (2)The connection is not SSL enabled.
psTunnel (3)The connection is made through a tunneling (HTTP) proxy.

User
string

Default Value: ""

This field contains a user name, if authentication is to be used for the proxy.

If AuthScheme is set to Basic Authentication, the User and Password are Base64 encoded and the proxy authentication token will be generated in the form Basic [encoded-user-password].

If AuthScheme is set to Digest Authentication, the User and Password fields are used to respond to the Digest Authentication challenge from the server.

If AuthScheme is set to NTLM Authentication, the User and Password fields are used to authenticate through NTLM negotiation.

Constructors

public Proxy();
Public Proxy()
public Proxy(string server, int port);
Public Proxy(ByVal Server As String, ByVal Port As Integer)
public Proxy(string server, int port, string user, string password);
Public Proxy(ByVal Server As String, ByVal Port As Integer, ByVal User As String, ByVal Password As String)

QueryParam Type

A query parameter to send in the request.

Remarks

This type represents a query parameter to send in the request.

Fields

Name
string

Default Value: ""

The name of the query parameter.

This field specifies the name of the query parameter.

Value
string

Default Value: ""

The value of the query parameter.

This field specifies the value of the query parameter. The component will automatically URL-encode this value when sending the request.

Constructors

public QueryParam();
Public QueryParam()
public QueryParam(string name, string value);
Public QueryParam(ByVal Name As String, ByVal Value As String)

Config Settings (AmazonSecrets Component)

The component accepts one or more of the following configuration settings. Configuration settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the component, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

AmazonSecrets Config Settings

AccumulatePages:   Whether the component should accumulate subsequent pages of results when listing them.

This setting controls how the component behaves when listing multiple pages of results. If this setting is enabled, each successive page of results will be appended to the appropriate collection property until the last page of results has been listed (at which point the next list call will cause said collection to be cleared first). If this setting is disabled, the collection will be cleared every time a page of results is returned.

By default, this setting is enabled, allowing all pages of results to be accumulated in the appropriate collection property.

AlwaysParseVersions:   Whether to parse version information when listing secrets.

By default, this setting is disabled, and the component will parse version information when GetSecretInfo is called and use it to populate the Versions collection and fire the VersionList event, but will not do so when ListSecrets is called.

If this setting is enabled, the component will also parse version information included in each secret item returned when ListSecrets is called, and all secrets' version information will be accumulated in Versions and exposed via VersionList.

AWSProfile:   The name of the AWS CLI profile that the component should use to obtain authentication and region information.

This setting, if non-empty, must contain the name of the AWS CLI profile whose authentication and (optionally) region information the component should use to communicate with the server. To use the default profile, set this setting to default. Refer to the following pages of the AWS CLI documentation for more information about AWS profiles, and the credentials and config files used to store them:

The component supports key-based credential profiles; i.e., those which include the aws_access_key_id, aws_secret_access_key, and (optionally) aws_session_token elements. Role-based profiles are not supported at this time.

In addition to the authentication-related elements mentioned above, the component also supports the region element, if it is present in the specified profile.

The component searches for the specified profile's information in the credentials and config files. The AWSProfileDir setting can be used to configure the directory where the component looks for these files. If the aforementioned files do not exist, or the specified profile cannot be found or is missing information, an error will occur.

AWSProfileDir:   The location of the AWS CLI credentials and config files.

This setting specifies the directory that the component should check when attempting to locate the AWS CLI credentials and config files. This setting is only used if the AWSProfile setting is non-empty.

By default, this setting is empty, which will cause the component to check the default location used by the AWS CLI: an .aws directory in the current user's home directory; i.e., %UserProfile%\.aws (Windows) or ~/.aws (Linux/macOS).

CloseInputStreamAfterProcessing:   Whether the specified input stream should be closed after data is read from it.

This setting specifies whether the component should close the input stream supplied via the SetInputStream method after its data has been read and processed.

By default, this setting is disabled, and the input stream will remain open.

CloseOutputStreamAfterProcessing:   Whether the specified output stream should be closed after data is written to it.

This setting specifies whether the component should close the output stream supplied via the SetOutputStream method after data has been written to it.

By default, this setting is disabled, and the output stream will remain open.

IMDSv2SessionTokenDuration:   The maximum duration of the session token.

This setting allows configuring the session time to live header sent to the metadata service. It governs the amount of time which the same session token can be used for subsequent requests. The default is 21600 seconds.

Note: This setting is ignored if IMDSVersion is 1.

IMDSVersion:   The version of Instance Metadata Service to use when accessing role credentials.

When the component is using the IAM role attached to the instance as security credentials, this configuration setting allows specifying the Instance Metadata Service version.

The default value is 2 and a session-oriented method will be used to retrieve temporary security credentials. When this setting is set to 1, a request/response model will be used instead. Please see "Configuring Instance Metadata Service" in the Amazon AWS Documentation for more information.

In the session-oriented model, the session time to live can be specified in the IMDSv2SessionTokenDuration configuration setting.

IncludeDeleted:   Whether to include secrets scheduled for deletion when listing secrets.

This setting specifies whether the server should include secrets scheduled for deletion (but not yet deleted) in the results when ListSecrets is called.

By default, this setting is disabled, and secret scheduled for deletion are not included in the ListSecrets results.

IncludeDeprecated:   Whether to include deprecated version when listing versions.

This setting specifies whether the server should include deprecated secret versions (i.e., those without any staging labels attached to them) in the results when ListVersions is called.

By default, this setting is disabled, and deprecated secret versions are not included in the ListVersions results.

KMSKeyId:   The Id of the Amazon KMS KMS key that should be used to encrypt a secret.

This setting can be set to the ARN or alias of an AWS KMS key before calling CreateSecret to have the secret be encrypted by that KMS key instead of the default AWS-managed one.

This setting can also be set before calling UpdateSecret to change the KMS key used to encrypt the secret; refer to that method's documentation for more information.

MaxSecrets:   The maximum number of results to return when listing secrets.

This setting specifies the maximum number of results that should be returned by a call to ListSecrets or ListVersions.

If this setting is -1 (default), the server chooses an appropriate default. Otherwise, the setting must be set to a value in the range 1 to 100.

PreferBinary:   Whether the component should treat secret data as binary or textual in ambiguous situations.

On the server, a secret has two mutually exclusive fields that can be used to store secret data: one for binary data (SecretBinary), and one for textual data (SecretString). When the component creates a secret or secret version using CreateSecret or CreateVersion, it has to choose which of these two fields to store data in.

When the secret data is provided via the SecretData or the SecretString property, the component always knows which field to store the data in based on which property is populated. However, when data is provided via a LocalFile or an input stream specified via SetInputStream, the component cannot determine which field is more suitable, so it chooses based how this setting is set.

By default, this setting is enabled, and the component will use the binary data field to store the secret data in the cases described above. Disabling this setting will cause the component to use the textual data field instead. Note that attempting to send non-textual data when this setting is disabled is likely to result in data loss or other problems.

RawRequest:   Returns the data that was sent to the server.

This setting may be queried after calling any method that sends data to the server to obtain the request data that was transmitted. Such data may be useful for troubleshooting purposes.

RawResponse:   Returns the data that was received from the server.

This setting may be queried after calling any method that sends data to the server to obtain the response data that was received. Such data may be useful for troubleshooting purposes.

SessionToken:   The session token to send in the request when using temporary credentials.

When using temporary credentials, AWS requires you to send the session token provided with the temporary access and secret key in every request.

UseEC2RoleCredentials:   Whether to authenticate requests with credentials obtained from the IAM role attached to the EC2 instance.

When the component is running within an Amazon EC2 instance, this setting can be set to authenticate requests using the IAM role attached to the instance using temporary credentials obtained from the instance metadata service. The IMDSv2 protocol is used by default. Please see the IMDSVersion configuration setting for more information.

In order for the component to be able to auto-obtain authentication credentials, the EC2 instance must have an "instance profile" with an appropriate IAM role attached to it. Refer to the "Using an IAM Role to Grant Permissions to Applications Running on Amazon EC2 Instances" page in the Amazon IAM documentation for more information.

By default, this setting is false. When set to true the component will do the following before each request:

  1. Make a request against the EC2 instance to get the name of the role attached to it.
  2. Make a request against the metadata service to initiate a session. The request returns a token that must be included in subsequent requests.
  3. Parse the response, automatically populating the AccessKey and SecretKey properties and the SessionToken configuration setting.
  4. Execute the original request using the temporary security credentials that were acquired.

Note: This setting is ignored if the AWSProfile setting is set to a profile that includes credential information.

UseFIPSEndpoint:   Whether to use the FIPs endpoint to communicate with the server.

This setting specifies whether the component should use the FIPS endpoint for the currently-selected Region when communicating with the server.

By default, this setting is disabled, and the normal (non-FIPS) endpoint is used.

XChildCount:   The number of child elements of the current element.

The number of child attributes of the current element. The XChild configuration settings will be indexed from 0 to (XChildCount - 1).

The current element is specified via the XPath configuration setting. This configuration setting is read-only.

XChildName[i]:   The name of the child element.

Provides the name of the i'th child element of the current element.

The current element is specified via the XPath configuration setting. This configuration setting is read-only.

XChildXText[i]:   The inner text of the child element.

Provides the inner text of the i'th child element of the current element.

The current element is specified via the XPath configuration setting. This configuration setting is read-only.

XElement:   The name of the current element.

Provides the name of the current element.

The current element is specified via the XPath configuration setting. This configuration setting is read-only.

XParent:   The parent of the current element.

Provides the parent of the current element.

The current element is specified via the XPath configuration setting. This configuration setting is read-only.

XPath:   Provides a way to point to a specific element in the returned XML or JSON response.

The XPath setting allows you to point to specific elements in the XML or JSON response.

When XPath is set to a valid path, XElement points to the name of the element, with XText, XParent, XSubTree, XChildCount, XChildName[i], and XChildXText[i] providing other properties of the element.

XPath Syntax

XPath syntax is available for both XML and JSON documents. An XPath is a series of one or more element accessors separated by the / character, for example: /A/B/C/D. An XPath can be absolute (i.e., it starts with /), or it can be relative to the current XPath location.

The following are possible values for an element accessor, which operates relative to the current location specified by the XPath accessors which proceed it in the overall XPath string:

Accessor Description
name The first element with a particular name. Can be *.
[i] The i-th element.
name[i] The i-th element with a particular name.
[last()] The last element.
[last()-i] The element i before the last element.
name[@attrname="attrvalue"]The first element with a particular name that contains the specified attribute-value pair.

Supports single and double quotes. (XML Only)

. The current element.
.. The parent element.
Note: XPath indices are 1-based.

XPath Examples

Assuming the following XML response:

<firstlevel>
  <one>value</one>
  <two>
    <item>first</item>
    <item>second</item>
  </two>
  <three>value three</three>
</firstlevel>

Or, alternatively, the following JSON response:

{
  "firstlevel": {
    "one": "value",
    "two": ["first", "second"],
    "three": "value three"
  }
}

Here are some examples of valid XPaths:

DescriptionXML XPath JSON XPath
Document root / /json
Specific element /firstlevel/one /json/firstlevel/one
i-th child /firstlevel/two/item[2]/json/firstlevel/two/[2]

This is not an exhaustive list by any means, but should provide a general idea of the possibilities.

XSubTree:   A snapshot of the current element in the document.

Provides the entirety of the current element (including its sub-elements).

The current element is specified via the XPath configuration setting. This configuration setting is read-only.

XText:   The text of the current element.

Provides the inner text of the current element.

The current element is specified in the XPath configuration setting. This configuration setting is read-only.

HTTP Config Settings

AcceptEncoding:   Used to tell the server which types of content encodings the client supports.

When AllowHTTPCompression is True, the component adds an Accept-Encoding header to the request being sent to the server. By default, this header's value is "gzip, deflate". This configuration setting allows you to change the value of the Accept-Encoding header. Note: The component only supports gzip and deflate decompression algorithms.

AllowHTTPCompression:   This property enables HTTP compression for receiving data.

This configuration setting enables HTTP compression for receiving data. When set to True (default), the component will accept compressed data. It then will uncompress the data it has received. The component will handle data compressed by both gzip and deflate compression algorithms.

When True, the component adds an Accept-Encoding header to the outgoing request. The value for this header can be controlled by the AcceptEncoding configuration setting. The default value for this header is "gzip, deflate".

The default value is True.

AllowHTTPFallback:   Whether HTTP/2 connections are permitted to fallback to HTTP/1.1.

This configuration setting controls whether HTTP/2 connections are permitted to fall back to HTTP/1.1 when the server does not support HTTP/2. This setting is applicable only when HTTPVersion is set to "2.0".

If set to True (default), the component will automatically use HTTP/1.1 if the server does not support HTTP/2. If set to False, the component throws an exception if the server does not support HTTP/2.

The default value is True.

AllowNTLMFallback:   Whether to allow fallback from Negotiate to NTLM when authenticating.

This configuration setting applies only when AuthScheme is set to Negotiate. If set to True, the component will automatically use New Technology LAN Manager (NTLM) if the server does not support Negotiate authentication. Note: The server must indicate that it supports NTLM authentication through the WWW-Authenticate header for the fallback from Negotiate to NTLM to take place. The default value is False.

Append:   Whether to append data to LocalFile.

This configuration setting determines whether data will be appended when writing to LocalFile. When set to True, downloaded data will be appended to LocalFile. This may be used in conjunction with Range to resume a failed download. This is applicable only when LocalFile is set. The default value is False.

Authorization:   The Authorization string to be sent to the server.

If the Authorization property contains a nonempty string, an Authorization HTTP request header is added to the request. This header conveys Authorization information to the server.

This property is provided so that the HTTP component can be extended with other security schemes in addition to the authorization schemes already implemented by the component.

The AuthScheme property defines the authentication scheme used. In the case of HTTP Basic Authentication (default), every time User and Password are set, they are Base64 encoded, and the result is put in the Authorization property in the form "Basic [encoded-user-password]".

BytesTransferred:   Contains the number of bytes transferred in the response data.

This configuration setting returns the raw number of bytes from the HTTP response data, before the component processes the data, whether it is chunked or compressed. This returns the same value as the Transfer event, by BytesTransferred.

ChunkSize:   Specifies the chunk size in bytes when using chunked encoding.

This is applicable only when UseChunkedEncoding is True. This setting specifies the chunk size in bytes to be used when posting data. The default value is 16384.

CompressHTTPRequest:   Set to true to compress the body of a PUT or POST request.

If set to True, the body of a PUT or POST request will be compressed into gzip format before sending the request. The "Content-Encoding" header is also added to the outgoing request.

The default value is False.

EncodeURL:   If set to True the URL will be encoded by the component.

If set to True, the URL passed to the component will be URL encoded. The default value is False.

FollowRedirects:   Determines what happens when the server issues a redirect.

This option determines what happens when the server issues a redirect. Normally, the component returns an error if the server responds with an "Object Moved" message. If this property is set to 1 (always), the new URL for the object is retrieved automatically every time.

If this property is set to 2 (Same Scheme), the new URL is retrieved automatically only if the URL Scheme is the same; otherwise, the component throws an exception.

Note: Following the HTTP specification, unless this option is set to 1 (Always), automatic redirects will be performed only for GET or HEAD requests. Other methods potentially could change the conditions of the initial request and create security vulnerabilities.

Furthermore, if either the new URL server or port are different from the existing one, User and Password are also reset to empty, unless this property is set to 1 (Always), in which case the same credentials are used to connect to the new server.

A Redirect event is fired for every URL the product is redirected to. In the case of automatic redirections, the Redirect event is a good place to set properties related to the new connection (e.g., new authentication parameters).

The default value is 0 (Never). In this case, redirects are never followed, and the component throws an exception instead.

Following are the valid options:

  • 0 - Never
  • 1 - Always
  • 2 - Same Scheme

GetOn302Redirect:   If set to True the component will perform a GET on the new location.

The default value is False. If set to True, the component will perform a GET on the new location. Otherwise, it will use the same HTTP method again.

HTTP2HeadersWithoutIndexing:   HTTP2 headers that should not update the dynamic header table with incremental indexing.

HTTP/2 servers maintain a dynamic table of headers and values seen over the course of a connection. Typically, these headers are inserted into the table through incremental indexing (also known as HPACK, defined in RFC 7541). To tell the component not to use incremental indexing for certain headers, and thus not update the dynamic table, set this configuration option to a comma-delimited list of the header names.

HTTPVersion:   The version of HTTP used by the component.

This property specifies the HTTP version used by the component. Possible values are as follows:

  • "1.0"
  • "1.1" (default)
  • "2.0"
  • "3.0"

When using HTTP/2 ("2.0"), additional restrictions apply. Please see the following notes for details.

HTTP/2 Notes

When using HTTP/2, a secure Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (TLS/SSL) connection is required. Attempting to use a plaintext URL with HTTP/2 will result in an error.

If the server does not support HTTP/2, the component will automatically use HTTP/1.1 instead. This is done to provide compatibility without the need for any additional settings. To see which version was used, check NegotiatedHTTPVersion after calling a method. The AllowHTTPFallback setting controls whether this behavior is allowed (default) or disallowed.

HTTP/2 is supported on all versions of Windows. If the Windows version is an earlier version than Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2, the internal security implementation will be used. If the Windows version is Window 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, the system security libraries will be used by default.

HTTP/3 Notes

HTTP/3 is supported only in .NET and Java.

When using HTTP/3, a secure (TLS/SSL) connection is required. Attempting to use a plaintext URL with HTTP/3 will result in an error.

IfModifiedSince:   A date determining the maximum age of the desired document.

If this setting contains a nonempty string, an If-Modified-Since HTTP header is added to the request. The value of this header is used to make the HTTP request conditional: if the requested documented has not been modified since the time specified in the field, a copy of the document will not be returned from the server; instead, a 304 (not modified) response will be returned by the server and the component throws an exception

The format of the date value for IfModifiedSince is detailed in the HTTP specs. For example: Sat, 29 Oct 2017 19:43:31 GMT.

KeepAlive:   Determines whether the HTTP connection is closed after completion of the request.

If true, the component will not send the Connection: Close header. The absence of the Connection header indicates to the server that HTTP persistent connections should be used if supported. Note: Not all servers support persistent connections. If false, the connection will be closed immediately after the server response is received.

The default value for KeepAlive is false.

KerberosSPN:   The Service Principal Name for the Kerberos Domain Controller.

If the Service Principal Name on the Kerberos Domain Controller is not the same as the URL that you are authenticating to, the Service Principal Name should be set here.

LogLevel:   The level of detail that is logged.

This configuration setting controls the level of detail that is logged through the Log event. Possible values are as follows:

0 (None) No events are logged.
1 (Info - default) Informational events are logged.
2 (Verbose) Detailed data are logged.
3 (Debug) Debug data are logged.

The value 1 (Info) logs basic information, including the URL, HTTP version, and status details.

The value 2 (Verbose) logs additional information about the request and response.

The value 3 (Debug) logs the headers and body for both the request and response, as well as additional debug information (if any).

MaxHeaders:   Instructs component to save the amount of headers specified that are returned by the server after a Header event has been fired.

This configuration setting should be set when the TransferredHeaders collection is to be populated when a Header event has been fired. This value represents the number of headers that are to be saved in the collection.

To save all items to the collection, set this configuration setting to -1. If no items are wanted, set this to 0, which will not save any items to the collection. The default for this configuration setting is -1, so all items will be included in the collection.

MaxHTTPCookies:   Instructs component to save the amount of cookies specified that are returned by the server when a SetCookie event is fired.

This configuration setting should be set when populating the Cookies collection as a result of an HTTP request. This value represents the number of cookies that are to be saved in the collection.

To save all items to the collection, set this configuration setting to -1. If no items are wanted, set this to 0, which will not save any items to the collection. The default for this configuration setting is -1, so all items will be included in the collection.

MaxRedirectAttempts:   Limits the number of redirects that are followed in a request.

When FollowRedirects is set to any value other than frNever, the component will follow redirects until this maximum number of redirect attempts are made. The default value is 20.

NegotiatedHTTPVersion:   The negotiated HTTP version.

This configuration setting may be queried after the request is complete to indicate the HTTP version used. When HTTPVersion is set to "2.0" (if the server does not support "2.0"), then the component will fall back to using "1.1" automatically. This setting will indicate which version was used.

OtherHeaders:   Other headers as determined by the user (optional).

This configuration setting can be set to a string of headers to be appended to the HTTP request headers.

The headers must follow the format "header: value" as described in the HTTP specifications. Header lines should be separated by CRLF ("\r\n") .

Use this configuration setting with caution. If this configuration setting contains invalid headers, HTTP requests may fail.

This configuration setting is useful for extending the functionality of the component beyond what is provided.

ProxyAuthorization:   The authorization string to be sent to the proxy server.

This is similar to the Authorization configuration setting, but is used for proxy authorization. If this configuration setting contains a nonempty string, a Proxy-Authorization HTTP request header is added to the request. This header conveys proxy Authorization information to the server. If User and Password are specified, this value is calculated using the algorithm specified by AuthScheme.

ProxyAuthScheme:   The authorization scheme to be used for the proxy.

This configuration setting is provided for use by components that do not directly expose Proxy properties.

ProxyPassword:   A password if authentication is to be used for the proxy.

This configuration setting is provided for use by components that do not directly expose Proxy properties.

ProxyPort:   Port for the proxy server (default 80).

This configuration setting is provided for use by components that do not directly expose Proxy properties.

ProxyServer:   Name or IP address of a proxy server (optional).

This configuration setting is provided for use by components that do not directly expose Proxy properties.

ProxyUser:   A user name if authentication is to be used for the proxy.

This configuration setting is provided for use by components that do not directly expose Proxy properties.

SentHeaders:   The full set of headers as sent by the client.

This configuration setting returns the complete set of raw headers as sent by the client.

StatusCode:   The status code of the last response from the server.

This configuration setting contains the result code of the last response from the server.

StatusLine:   The first line of the last response from the server.

This setting contains the first line of the last response from the server. The format of the line will be [HTTP version] [Result Code] [Description].

TransferredData:   The contents of the last response from the server.

This configuration setting contains the contents of the last response from the server.

TransferredDataLimit:   The maximum number of incoming bytes to be stored by the component.

If TransferredDataLimit is set to 0 (default), no limits are imposed. Otherwise, this reflects the maximum number of incoming bytes that can be stored by the component.

TransferredHeaders:   The full set of headers as received from the server.

This configuration setting returns the complete set of raw headers as received from the server.

TransferredRequest:   The full request as sent by the client.

This configuration setting returns the full request as sent by the client. For performance reasons, the request is not normally saved. Set this configuration setting to ON before making a request to enable it. Following are examples of this request:

.NET Http http = new Http(); http.Config("TransferredRequest=on"); http.PostData = "body"; http.Post("http://someserver.com"); Console.WriteLine(http.Config("TransferredRequest")); C++ HTTP http; http.Config("TransferredRequest=on"); http.SetPostData("body", 5); http.Post("http://someserver.com"); printf("%s\r\n", http.Config("TransferredRequest"));

UseChunkedEncoding:   Enables or Disables HTTP chunked encoding for transfers.

If UseChunkedEncoding is set to True, the component will use HTTP-chunked encoding when posting, if possible. HTTP-chunked encoding allows large files to be sent in chunks instead of all at once. If set to False, the component will not use HTTP-chunked encoding. The default value is False.

Note: Some servers (such as the ASP.NET Development Server) may not support chunked encoding.

UseIDNs:   Whether to encode hostnames to internationalized domain names.

This configuration setting specifies whether hostnames containing non-ASCII characters are encoded to internationalized domain names. When set to True, if a hostname contains non-ASCII characters, it is encoded using Punycode to an IDN (internationalized domain name).

The default value is False and the hostname will always be used exactly as specified.

UsePlatformDeflate:   Whether to use the platform implementation to decompress compressed responses.

This configuration setting specifies whether the platform's deflate-algorithm implementation is used to decompress responses that use compression. If set to True (default), the platform implementation is used. If set to False, an internal implementation is used.

UsePlatformHTTPClient:   Whether or not to use the platform HTTP client.

When using this configuration setting, if True, the component will use the default HTTP client for the platform (URLConnection in Java, WebRequest in .NET, or CFHTTPMessage in Mac/iOS) instead of the internal HTTP implementation. This is important for environments in which direct access to sockets is limited or not allowed (e.g., in the Google AppEngine).

UseProxyAutoConfigURL:   Whether to use a Proxy auto-config file when attempting a connection.

This configuration specifies whether the component will attempt to use the Proxy auto-config URL when establishing a connection and AutoDetect is set to True.

When True (default), the component will check for the existence of a Proxy auto-config URL, and if found, will determine the appropriate proxy to use.

UserAgent:   Information about the user agent (browser).

This is the value supplied in the HTTP User-Agent header. The default setting is "IPWorks HTTP Component - www.nsoftware.com".

Override the default with the name and version of your software.

TCPClient Config Settings

CloseStreamAfterTransfer:   If true, the component will close the upload or download stream after the transfer.

This setting determines whether the input or output stream is closed after the transfer completes. When set to True (default), all streams will be closed after a transfer is completed. In order to keep streams open after the transfer of data, set this to False. the default value is True.

ConnectionTimeout:   Sets a separate timeout value for establishing a connection.

When set, this configuration setting allows you to specify a different timeout value for establishing a connection. Otherwise, the component will use Timeout for establishing a connection and transmitting/receiving data.

FirewallAutoDetect:   Tells the component whether or not to automatically detect and use firewall system settings, if available.

This configuration setting is provided for use by components that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallHost:   Name or IP address of firewall (optional).

If a FirewallHost is given, requested connections will be authenticated through the specified firewall when connecting.

If the FirewallHost setting is set to a Domain Name, a DNS request is initiated. Upon successful termination of the request, the FirewallHost setting is set to the corresponding address. If the search is not successful, an error is returned.

Note: This setting is provided for use by components that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallListener:   If true, the component binds to a SOCKS firewall as a server (TCPClient only).

This entry is for TCPClient only and does not work for other components that descend from TCPClient.

If this entry is set, the component acts as a server. RemoteHost and RemotePort are used to tell the SOCKS firewall in which address and port to listen to. The firewall rules may ignore RemoteHost, and it is recommended that RemoteHost be set to empty string in this case.

RemotePort is the port in which the firewall will listen to. If set to 0, the firewall will select a random port. The binding (address and port) is provided through the ConnectionStatus event.

The connection to the firewall is made by calling the Connect method.

FirewallPassword:   Password to be used if authentication is to be used when connecting through the firewall.

If FirewallHost is specified, the FirewallUser and FirewallPassword settings are used to connect and authenticate to the given firewall. If the authentication fails, the component throws an exception.

Note: This setting is provided for use by components that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallPort:   The TCP port for the FirewallHost;.

The FirewallPort is set automatically when FirewallType is set to a valid value.

Note: This configuration setting is provided for use by components that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallType:   Determines the type of firewall to connect through.

The appropriate values are as follows:

0No firewall (default setting).
1Connect through a tunneling proxy. FirewallPort is set to 80.
2Connect through a SOCKS4 Proxy. FirewallPort is set to 1080.
3Connect through a SOCKS5 Proxy. FirewallPort is set to 1080.
10Connect through a SOCKS4A Proxy. FirewallPort is set to 1080.

Note: This setting is provided for use by components that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallUser:   A user name if authentication is to be used connecting through a firewall.

If the FirewallHost is specified, the FirewallUser and FirewallPassword settings are used to connect and authenticate to the Firewall. If the authentication fails, the component throws an exception.

Note: This setting is provided for use by components that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

KeepAliveInterval:   The retry interval, in milliseconds, to be used when a TCP keep-alive packet is sent and no response is received.

When set, TCPKeepAlive will automatically be set to True. A TCP keep-alive packet will be sent after a period of inactivity as defined by KeepAliveTime. If no acknowledgment is received from the remote host, the keep-alive packet will be sent again. This configuration setting specifies the interval at which the successive keep-alive packets are sent in milliseconds. This system default if this value is not specified here is 1 second.

Note: This value is not applicable in macOS.

KeepAliveTime:   The inactivity time in milliseconds before a TCP keep-alive packet is sent.

When set, TCPKeepAlive will automatically be set to True. By default, the operating system will determine the time a connection is idle before a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) keep-alive packet is sent. This system default if this value is not specified here is 2 hours. In many cases, a shorter interval is more useful. Set this value to the desired interval in milliseconds.

Linger:   When set to True, connections are terminated gracefully.

This property controls how a connection is closed. The default is True.

In the case that Linger is True (default), two scenarios determine how long the connection will linger. In the first, if LingerTime is 0 (default), the system will attempt to send pending data for a connection until the default IP timeout expires.

In the second scenario, if LingerTime is a positive value, the system will attempt to send pending data until the specified LingerTime is reached. If this attempt fails, then the system will reset the connection.

The default behavior (which is also the default mode for stream sockets) might result in a long delay in closing the connection. Although the component returns control immediately, the system could hold system resources until all pending data are sent (even after your application closes).

Setting this property to False forces an immediate disconnection. If you know that the other side has received all the data you sent (e.g., by a client acknowledgment), setting this property to False might be the appropriate course of action.

LingerTime:   Time in seconds to have the connection linger.

LingerTime is the time, in seconds, the socket connection will linger. This value is 0 by default, which means it will use the default IP timeout.

LocalHost:   The name of the local host through which connections are initiated or accepted.

The LocalHost setting contains the name of the local host as obtained by the gethostname() system call, or if the user has assigned an IP address, the value of that address.

In multi-homed hosts (machines with more than one IP interface) setting LocalHost to the value of an interface will make the component initiate connections (or accept in the case of server components) only through that interface.

If the component is connected, the LocalHost setting shows the IP address of the interface through which the connection is made in internet dotted format (aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd). In most cases, this is the address of the local host, except for multi-homed hosts (machines with more than one IP interface).

LocalPort:   The port in the local host where the component binds.

This must be set before a connection is attempted. It instructs the component to bind to a specific port (or communication endpoint) in the local machine.

Setting this to 0 (default) enables the system to choose a port at random. The chosen port will be shown by LocalPort after the connection is established.

LocalPort cannot be changed once a connection is made. Any attempt to set this when a connection is active will generate an error.

This; setting is useful when trying to connect to services that require a trusted port in the client side. An example is the remote shell (rsh) service in UNIX systems.

MaxLineLength:   The maximum amount of data to accumulate when no EOL is found.

MaxLineLength is the size of an internal buffer, which holds received data while waiting for an EOL string.

If an EOL string is found in the input stream before MaxLineLength bytes are received, the DataIn event is fired with the EOL parameter set to True, and the buffer is reset.

If no EOL is found, and MaxLineLength bytes are accumulated in the buffer, the DataIn event is fired with the EOL parameter set to False, and the buffer is reset.

The minimum value for MaxLineLength is 256 bytes. The default value is 2048 bytes.

MaxTransferRate:   The transfer rate limit in bytes per second.

This configuration setting can be used to throttle outbound TCP traffic. Set this to the number of bytes to be sent per second. By default, this is not set and there is no limit.

ProxyExceptionsList:   A semicolon separated list of hosts and IPs to bypass when using a proxy.

This configuration setting optionally specifies a semicolon-separated list of hostnames or IP addresses to bypass when a proxy is in use. When requests are made to hosts specified in this property, the proxy will not be used. For instance:

www.google.com;www.nsoftware.com

TCPKeepAlive:   Determines whether or not the keep alive socket option is enabled.

If set to True, the socket's keep-alive option is enabled and keep-alive packets will be sent periodically to maintain the connection. Set KeepAliveTime and KeepAliveInterval to configure the timing of the keep-alive packets.

Note: This value is not applicable in Java.

TcpNoDelay:   Whether or not to delay when sending packets.

When true, the socket will send all data that is ready to send at once. When false, the socket will send smaller buffered packets of data at small intervals. This is known as the Nagle algorithm.

By default, this config is set to false.

UseIPv6:   Whether to use IPv6.

When set to 0 (default), the component will use IPv4 exclusively. When set to 1, the component will use IPv6 exclusively. To instruct the component to prefer IPv6 addresses, but use IPv4 if IPv6 is not supported on the system, this setting should be set to 2. The default value is 0. Possible values are:

0 IPv4 Only
1 IPv6 Only
2 IPv6 with IPv4 fallback
UseNTLMv2:   Whether to use NTLM V2.

When authenticating with NTLM, this setting specifies whether NTLM V2 is used. By default this value is False and NTLM V1 will be used. Set this to True to use NTLM V2.

SSL Config Settings

CACertFilePaths:   The paths to CA certificate files when using Mono on Unix/Linux.

This setting specifies the paths on disk to CA certificate files when using Mono on Unix/Linux. It is not applicable in any other circumstances.

The value is formatted as a list of paths separated by semicolons. The component will check for the existence of each file in the order specified. When a file is found the CA certificates within the file will be loaded and used to determine the validity of server or client certificates.

The default value is:

/etc/ssl/ca-bundle.pem;/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt;/etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt;/etc/pki/tls/cacert.pem

LogSSLPackets:   Controls whether SSL packets are logged when using the internal security API.

When SSLProvider is set to Internal, this setting controls whether SSL packets should be logged. By default, this setting is False, as it is only useful for debugging purposes.

When enabled, SSL packet logs are output using the SSLStatus event, which will fire each time an SSL packet is sent or received.

Enabling this setting has no effect if SSLProvider is set to Platform.

ReuseSSLSession:   Determines if the SSL session is reused.

If set to true, the component will reuse the context if and only if the following criteria are met:

  • The target host name is the same.
  • The system cache entry has not expired (default timeout is 10 hours).
  • The application process that calls the function is the same.
  • The logon session is the same.
  • The instance of the component is the same.

SSLCACerts:   A newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL client authentication.

This setting specifies one or more CA certificates to be included in the request when performing SSL client authentication. Some servers require the entire chain, including CA certificates, to be presented when performing SSL client authentication. The value of this setting is a newline (CrLf) separated list of certificates. For instance:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIEKzCCAxOgAwIBAgIRANTET4LIkxdH6P+CFIiHvTowDQYJKoZIhvcNAQELBQAw
...
eWHV5OW1K53o/atv59sOiW5K3crjFhsBOd5Q+cJJnU+SWinPKtANXMht+EDvYY2w
F0I1XhM+pKj7FjDr+XNj
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
\r \n
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIEFjCCAv6gAwIBAgIQetu1SMxpnENAnnOz1P+PtTANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQUFADBp
..
d8q23djXZbVYiIfE9ebr4g3152BlVCHZ2GyPdjhIuLeH21VbT/dyEHHA
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

SSLCheckCRL:   Whether to check the Certificate Revocation List for the server certificate.

This setting specifies whether the component will check the Certificate Revocation List specified by the server certificate. If set to 1 or 2, the component will first obtain the list of CRL URLs from the server certificate's CRL distribution points extension. The component will then make HTTP requests to each CRL endpoint to check the validity of the server's certificate. If the certificate has been revoked or any other issues are found during validation the component throws an exception.

When set to 0 (default) the CRL check will not be performed by the component. When set to 1, it will attempt to perform the CRL check, but will continue without an error if the server's certificate does not support CRL. When set to 2, it will perform the CRL check and will throw an error if CRL is not supported.

This configuration setting is only supported in the Java, C#, and C++ editions. In the C++ edition, it is only supported on Windows operating systems.

SSLCheckOCSP:   Whether to use OCSP to check the status of the server certificate.

This setting specifies whether the component will use OCSP to check the validity of the server certificate. If set to 1 or 2, the component will first obtain the OCSP URL from the server certificate's OCSP extension. The component will then locate the issuing certificate and make an HTTP request to the OCSP endpoint to check the validity of the server's certificate. If the certificate has been revoked or any other issues are found during validation the component throws an exception.

When set to 0 (default) the component will not perform an OCSP check. When set to 1, it will attempt to perform the OCSP check, but will continue without an error if the server's certificate does not support OCSP. When set to 2, it will perform the OCSP check and will throw an error if OCSP is not supported.

This configuration setting is only supported in the Java, C#, and C++ editions. In the C++ edition, it is only supported on Windows operating systems.

SSLCipherStrength:   The minimum cipher strength used for bulk encryption.

This minimum cipher strength largely dependent on the security modules installed on the system. If the cipher strength specified is not supported, an error will be returned when connections are initiated.

Please note that this setting contains the minimum cipher strength requested from the security library. The actual cipher strength used for the connection is shown by the SSLStatus event.

Use this setting with caution. Requesting a lower cipher strength than necessary could potentially cause serious security vulnerabilities in your application.

When the provider is OpenSSL, SSLCipherStrength is currently not supported. This functionality is instead made available through the OpenSSLCipherList config setting.

SSLEnabledCipherSuites:   The cipher suite to be used in an SSL negotiation.

The enabled cipher suites to be used in SSL negotiation.

By default, the enabled cipher suites will include all available ciphers ("*").

The special value "*" means that the component will pick all of the supported cipher suites. If SSLEnabledCipherSuites is set to any other value, only the specified cipher suites will be considered.

Multiple cipher suites are separated by semicolons.

Example values when SSLProvider is set to Platform: obj.config("SSLEnabledCipherSuites=*"); obj.config("SSLEnabledCipherSuites=CALG_AES_256"); obj.config("SSLEnabledCipherSuites=CALG_AES_256;CALG_3DES"); Possible values when SSLProvider is set to Platform include:

  • CALG_3DES
  • CALG_3DES_112
  • CALG_AES
  • CALG_AES_128
  • CALG_AES_192
  • CALG_AES_256
  • CALG_AGREEDKEY_ANY
  • CALG_CYLINK_MEK
  • CALG_DES
  • CALG_DESX
  • CALG_DH_EPHEM
  • CALG_DH_SF
  • CALG_DSS_SIGN
  • CALG_ECDH
  • CALG_ECDH_EPHEM
  • CALG_ECDSA
  • CALG_ECMQV
  • CALG_HASH_REPLACE_OWF
  • CALG_HUGHES_MD5
  • CALG_HMAC
  • CALG_KEA_KEYX
  • CALG_MAC
  • CALG_MD2
  • CALG_MD4
  • CALG_MD5
  • CALG_NO_SIGN
  • CALG_OID_INFO_CNG_ONLY
  • CALG_OID_INFO_PARAMETERS
  • CALG_PCT1_MASTER
  • CALG_RC2
  • CALG_RC4
  • CALG_RC5
  • CALG_RSA_KEYX
  • CALG_RSA_SIGN
  • CALG_SCHANNEL_ENC_KEY
  • CALG_SCHANNEL_MAC_KEY
  • CALG_SCHANNEL_MASTER_HASH
  • CALG_SEAL
  • CALG_SHA
  • CALG_SHA1
  • CALG_SHA_256
  • CALG_SHA_384
  • CALG_SHA_512
  • CALG_SKIPJACK
  • CALG_SSL2_MASTER
  • CALG_SSL3_MASTER
  • CALG_SSL3_SHAMD5
  • CALG_TEK
  • CALG_TLS1_MASTER
  • CALG_TLS1PRF
Example values when SSLProvider is set to Internal: obj.config("SSLEnabledCipherSuites=*"); obj.config("SSLEnabledCipherSuites=TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA"); obj.config("SSLEnabledCipherSuites=TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA;TLS_DH_ANON_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA"); Possible values when SSLProvider is set to Internal include:
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_DH_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (Not Recommended)
  • TLS_DH_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (Not Recommended)
  • TLS_DH_DSS_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (Not Recommended)
  • TLS_DH_DSS_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (Not Recommended)
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_MD5
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA

When TLS 1.3 is negotiated (see SSLEnabledProtocols) only the following cipher suites are supported:

  • TLS_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256
  • TLS_AES_128_GCM_SHA256

SSLEnabledCipherSuites is used together with SSLCipherStrength.

SSLEnabledProtocols:   Used to enable/disable the supported security protocols.

Used to enable/disable the supported security protocols.

Not all supported protocols are enabled by default (the value of this setting is 4032). If you want more granular control over the enabled protocols, you can set this property to the binary 'OR' of one or more of the following values:

TLS1.312288 (Hex 3000)
TLS1.23072 (Hex C00) (Default)
TLS1.1768 (Hex 300) (Default)
TLS1 192 (Hex C0) (Default)
SSL3 48 (Hex 30)
SSL2 12 (Hex 0C)

SSLEnabledProtocols - TLS 1.3 Notes

By default when TLS 1.3 is enabled the component will use the internal TLS implementation when the SSLProvider is set to Automatic for all editions.

In editions which are designed to run on Windows SSLProvider can be set to Platform to use the platform implementation instead of the internal implementation. When configured in this manner, please note that the platform provider is only supported on Windows 11 / Windows Server 2022 and up. The default internal provider is available on all platforms and is not restricted to any specific OS version.

If set to 1 (Platform provider) please be aware of the following notes:

  • The platform provider is only available on Windows 11 / Windows Server 2022 and up.
  • SSLEnabledCipherSuites and other similar SSL configuration settings are not supported.
  • If SSLEnabledProtocols includes both TLS 1.3 and TLS 1.2 the above restrictions are still applicable even if TLS 1.2 is negotiated. Enabling TLS 1.3 with the platform provider changes the implementation used for all TLS versions.

SSLEnableRenegotiation:   Whether the renegotiation_info SSL extension is supported.

This setting specifies whether the renegotiation_info SSL extension will be used in the request when using the internal security API. This setting is true by default, but can be set to false to disable the extension.

This setting is only applicable when SSLProvider is set to Internal.

SSLIncludeCertChain:   Whether the entire certificate chain is included in the SSLServerAuthentication event.

This setting specifies whether the Encoded parameter of the SSLServerAuthentication event contains the full certificate chain. By default this value is False and only the leaf certificate will be present in the Encoded parameter of the SSLServerAuthentication event.

If set to True all certificates returned by the server will be present in the Encoded parameter of the SSLServerAuthentication event. This includes the leaf certificate, any intermediate certificate, and the root certificate.

Note: When SSLProvider is set to Internal this value is automatically set to true. This is needed for proper validation when using the internal provider.

SSLKeyLogFile:   The location of a file where per-session secrets are written for debugging purposes.

This setting optionally specifies the full path to a file on disk where per-session secrets are stored for debugging purposes.

When set, the component will save the session secrets in the same format as the SSLKEYLOGFILE environment variable functionality used by most major browsers and tools such as Chrome, Firefox, and cURL. This file can then be used in tools such as Wireshark to decrypt TLS traffice for debugging purposes. When writing to this file the component will only append, it will not overwrite previous values.

Note: This setting is only applicable when SSLProvider is set to Internal.

SSLNegotiatedCipher:   Returns the negotiated cipher suite.

Returns the cipher suite negotiated during the SSL handshake.

Note: For server components (e.g. TCPServer) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedCipher[connId]");

SSLNegotiatedCipherStrength:   Returns the negotiated cipher suite strength.

Returns the strength of the cipher suite negotiated during the SSL handshake.

Note: For server components (e.g.TCPServer) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedCipherStrength[connId]");

SSLNegotiatedCipherSuite:   Returns the negotiated cipher suite.

Returns the cipher suite negotiated during the SSL handshake represented as a single string.

Note: For server components (e.g. TCPServer) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedCipherSuite[connId]");

SSLNegotiatedKeyExchange:   Returns the negotiated key exchange algorithm.

Returns the key exchange algorithm negotiated during the SSL handshake.

Note: For server components (e.g. TCPServer) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedKeyExchange[connId]");

SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeStrength:   Returns the negotiated key exchange algorithm strength.

Returns the strenghth of the key exchange algorithm negotiated during the SSL handshake.

Note: For server components (e.g. TCPServer) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeStrength[connId]");

SSLNegotiatedVersion:   Returns the negotiated protocol version.

Returns the protocol version negotiated during the SSL handshake.

Note: For server components (e.g. TCPServer) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedVersion[connId]");

SSLSecurityFlags:   Flags that control certificate verification.

The following flags are defined (specified in hexadecimal notation). They can be or-ed together to exclude multiple conditions:

0x00000001Ignore time validity status of certificate.
0x00000002Ignore time validity status of CTL.
0x00000004Ignore non-nested certificate times.
0x00000010Allow unknown Certificate Authority.
0x00000020Ignore wrong certificate usage.
0x00000100Ignore unknown certificate revocation status.
0x00000200Ignore unknown CTL signer revocation status.
0x00000400Ignore unknown Certificate Authority revocation status.
0x00000800Ignore unknown Root revocation status.
0x00008000Allow test Root certificate.
0x00004000Trust test Root certificate.
0x80000000Ignore non-matching CN (certificate CN not-matching server name).

This functionality is currently not available in Java or when the provider is OpenSSL.

SSLServerCACerts:   A newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL server certificate validation.

This setting optionally specifies one or more CA certificates to be used when verifying the server certificate. When verifying the server's certificate the certificates trusted by the system will be used as part of the verification process. If the server's CA certificates are not installed to the trusted system store, they may be specified here so they are included when performing the verification process. This setting should only be set if the server's CA certificates are not already trusted on the system and cannot be installed to the trusted system store.

The value of this setting is a newline (CrLf) separated list of certificates. For instance:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIEKzCCAxOgAwIBAgIRANTET4LIkxdH6P+CFIiHvTowDQYJKoZIhvcNAQELBQAw
...
eWHV5OW1K53o/atv59sOiW5K3crjFhsBOd5Q+cJJnU+SWinPKtANXMht+EDvYY2w
F0I1XhM+pKj7FjDr+XNj
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
\r \n
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIEFjCCAv6gAwIBAgIQetu1SMxpnENAnnOz1P+PtTANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQUFADBp
..
d8q23djXZbVYiIfE9ebr4g3152BlVCHZ2GyPdjhIuLeH21VbT/dyEHHA
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

TLS12SignatureAlgorithms:   Defines the allowed TLS 1.2 signature algorithms when SSLProvider is set to Internal.

This setting specifies the allowed server certificate signature algorithms when SSLProvider is set to Internal and SSLEnabledProtocols is set to allow TLS 1.2.

When specified the component will verify that the server certificate signature algorithm is among the values specified in this setting. If the server certificate signature algorithm is unsupported the component throws an exception.

The format of this value is a comma separated list of hash-signature combinations. For instance: component.SSLProvider = TCPClientSSLProviders.sslpInternal; component.Config("SSLEnabledProtocols=3072"); //TLS 1.2 component.Config("TLS12SignatureAlgorithms=sha256-rsa,sha256-dsa,sha1-rsa,sha1-dsa"); The default value for this setting is sha512-ecdsa,sha512-rsa,sha512-dsa,sha384-ecdsa,sha384-rsa,sha384-dsa,sha256-ecdsa,sha256-rsa,sha256-dsa,sha224-ecdsa,sha224-rsa,sha224-dsa,sha1-ecdsa,sha1-rsa,sha1-dsa.

In order to not restrict the server's certificate signature algorithm, specify an empty string as the value for this setting, which will cause the signature_algorithms TLS 1.2 extension to not be sent.

TLS12SupportedGroups:   The supported groups for ECC.

This setting specifies a comma separated list of named groups used in TLS 1.2 for ECC.

The default value is ecdhe_secp256r1,ecdhe_secp384r1,ecdhe_secp521r1.

When using TLS 1.2 and SSLProvider is set to Internal, the values refer to the supported groups for ECC. The following values are supported:

  • "ecdhe_secp256r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp384r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp521r1" (default)

TLS13KeyShareGroups:   The groups for which to pregenerate key shares.

This setting specifies a comma separated list of named groups used in TLS 1.3 for key exchange. The groups specified here will have key share data pregenerated locally before establishing a connection. This can prevent an additional round trip during the handshake if the group is supported by the server.

The default value is set to balance common supported groups and the computational resources required to generate key shares. As a result only some groups are included by default in this setting.

Note: All supported groups can always be used during the handshake even if not listed here, but if a group is used which is not present in this list it will incur an additional round trip and time to generate the key share for that group.

In most cases this setting does not need to be modified. This should only be modified if there is a specific reason to do so.

The default value is ecdhe_x25519,ecdhe_secp256r1,ecdhe_secp384r1,ffdhe_2048,ffdhe_3072

The values are ordered from most preferred to least preferred. The following values are supported:

  • "ecdhe_x25519" (default)
  • "ecdhe_x448"
  • "ecdhe_secp256r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp384r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp521r1"
  • "ffdhe_2048" (default)
  • "ffdhe_3072" (default)
  • "ffdhe_4096"
  • "ffdhe_6144"
  • "ffdhe_8192"

TLS13SignatureAlgorithms:   The allowed certificate signature algorithms.

This setting holds a comma separated list of allowed signature algorithms. Possible values are:

  • "ed25519" (default)
  • "ed448" (default)
  • "ecdsa_secp256r1_sha256" (default)
  • "ecdsa_secp384r1_sha384" (default)
  • "ecdsa_secp521r1_sha512" (default)
  • "rsa_pkcs1_sha256" (default)
  • "rsa_pkcs1_sha384" (default)
  • "rsa_pkcs1_sha512" (default)
  • "rsa_pss_sha256" (default)
  • "rsa_pss_sha384" (default)
  • "rsa_pss_sha512" (default)
The default value is rsa_pss_sha256,rsa_pss_sha384,rsa_pss_sha512,rsa_pkcs1_sha256,rsa_pkcs1_sha384,rsa_pkcs1_sha512,ecdsa_secp256r1_sha256,ecdsa_secp384r1_sha384,ecdsa_secp521r1_sha512,ed25519,ed448. This setting is only applicable when SSLEnabledProtocols includes TLS 1.3.
TLS13SupportedGroups:   The supported groups for (EC)DHE key exchange.

This setting specifies a comma separated list of named groups used in TLS 1.3 for key exchange. This setting should only be modified if there is a specific reason to do so.

The default value is ecdhe_x25519,ecdhe_x448,ecdhe_secp256r1,ecdhe_secp384r1,ecdhe_secp521r1,ffdhe_2048,ffdhe_3072,ffdhe_4096,ffdhe_6144,ffdhe_8192

The values are ordered from most preferred to least preferred. The following values are supported:

  • "ecdhe_x25519" (default)
  • "ecdhe_x448" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp256r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp384r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp521r1" (default)
  • "ffdhe_2048" (default)
  • "ffdhe_3072" (default)
  • "ffdhe_4096" (default)
  • "ffdhe_6144" (default)
  • "ffdhe_8192" (default)

Socket Config Settings

AbsoluteTimeout:   Determines whether timeouts are inactivity timeouts or absolute timeouts.

If AbsoluteTimeout is set to True, any method which does not complete within Timeout seconds will be aborted. By default, AbsoluteTimeout is False, and the timeout is an inactivity timeout.

Note: This option is not valid for UDP ports.

FirewallData:   Used to send extra data to the firewall.

When the firewall is a tunneling proxy, use this property to send custom (additional) headers to the firewall (e.g. headers for custom authentication schemes).

InBufferSize:   The size in bytes of the incoming queue of the socket.

This is the size of an internal queue in the TCP/IP stack. You can increase or decrease its size depending on the amount of data that you will be receiving. Increasing the value of the InBufferSize setting can provide significant improvements in performance in some cases.

Some TCP/IP implementations do not support variable buffer sizes. If that is the case, when the component is activated the InBufferSize reverts to its defined size. The same happens if you attempt to make it too large or too small.

OutBufferSize:   The size in bytes of the outgoing queue of the socket.

This is the size of an internal queue in the TCP/IP stack. You can increase or decrease its size depending on the amount of data that you will be sending. Increasing the value of the OutBufferSize setting can provide significant improvements in performance in some cases.

Some TCP/IP implementations do not support variable buffer sizes. If that is the case, when the component is activated the OutBufferSize reverts to its defined size. The same happens if you attempt to make it too large or too small.

Base Config Settings

BuildInfo:   Information about the product's build.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the product's build.

GUIAvailable:   Tells the component whether or not a message loop is available for processing events.

In a GUI-based application, long-running blocking operations may cause the application to stop responding to input until the operation returns. The component will attempt to discover whether or not the application has a message loop and, if one is discovered, it will process events in that message loop during any such blocking operation.

In some non-GUI applications, an invalid message loop may be discovered that will result in errant behavior. In these cases, setting GUIAvailable to false will ensure that the component does not attempt to process external events.

LicenseInfo:   Information about the current license.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the license this instance of a component is using. It will return the following information:

  • Product: The product the license is for.
  • Product Key: The key the license was generated from.
  • License Source: Where the license was found (e.g., RuntimeLicense, License File).
  • License Type: The type of license installed (e.g., Royalty Free, Single Server).
  • Last Valid Build: The last valid build number for which the license will work.
MaskSensitive:   Whether sensitive data is masked in log messages.

In certain circumstances it may be beneficial to mask sensitive data, like passwords, in log messages. Set this to true to mask sensitive data. The default is true.

This setting only works on these components: AS3Receiver, AS3Sender, Atom, Client(3DS), FTP, FTPServer, IMAP, OFTPClient, SSHClient, SCP, Server(3DS), Sexec, SFTP, SFTPServer, SSHServer, TCPClient, TCPServer.

UseFIPSCompliantAPI:   Tells the component whether or not to use FIPS certified APIs.

When set to true, the component will utilize the underlying operating system's certified APIs. Java editions, regardless of OS, utilize Bouncy Castle FIPS, while all the other Windows editions make use of Microsoft security libraries.

FIPS mode can be enabled by setting the UseFIPSCompliantAPI configuration setting to true. This is a static setting which applies to all instances of all components of the toolkit within the process. It is recommended to enable or disable this setting once before the component has been used to establish a connection. Enabling FIPS while an instance of the component is active and connected may result in unexpected behavior.

For more details please see the FIPS 140-2 Compliance article.

Note: This setting is only applicable on Windows.

Note: Enabling FIPS-compliance requires a special license; please contact sales@nsoftware.com for details.

UseInternalSecurityAPI:   Tells the component whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

When set to false, the component will use the system security libraries by default to perform cryptographic functions where applicable. In this case, calls to unmanaged code will be made. In certain environments this is not desirable. To use a completely managed security implementation set this setting to true.

Setting this setting to true tells the component to use the internal implementation instead of using the system security libraries.

On Windows, this setting is set to false by default. On Linux/macOS, this setting is set to true by default.

If using the .NET Standard Library, this setting will be true on all platforms. The .NET Standard library does not support using the system security libraries.

Note: This setting is static. The value set is applicable to all components used in the application.

When this value is set the product's system DLL is no longer required as a reference, as all unmanaged code is stored in that file.

Trappable Errors (AmazonSecrets Component)

Common Errors

600   A server error occurred, and/or the component was unable to process the server's response. Please refer to the error message for more information.
601   An unsupported operation or action was attempted.
602   The RawRequest or RawResponse configuration setting was queried without first setting the TransferredRequest configuration setting to ON.
603   The login credentials specified were invalid. Please refer to the error message for more information.
604   An invalid remote resource identifier (i.e., a name, path, Id, etc.) was specified.
605   An invalid index was specified.
606   An operation failed because the specified OutputFile already exists and Overwrite is false.
607   An exception occurred while working with the specified InputFile or OutputFile (or the current value of one of those properties is invalid). Please refer to the error message for more information.
608   An exception occurred while working with the specified input or output stream. Please refer to the error message for more information.

The component may also return one of the following error codes, which are inherited from other components.

HTTP Errors

118   Firewall Error. Error description contains detailed message.
143   Busy executing current method.
151   HTTP protocol error. The error message has the server response.
152   No server specified in URL
153   Specified URLScheme is invalid.
155   Range operation is not supported by server.
156   Invalid cookie index (out of range).
301   Interrupted.
302   Can't open AttachedFile.

The component may also return one of the following error codes, which are inherited from other components.

TCPClient Errors

100   You cannot change the RemotePort at this time. A connection is in progress.
101   You cannot change the RemoteHost (Server) at this time. A connection is in progress.
102   The RemoteHost address is invalid (0.0.0.0).
104   Already connected. If you want to reconnect, close the current connection first.
106   You cannot change the LocalPort at this time. A connection is in progress.
107   You cannot change the LocalHost at this time. A connection is in progress.
112   You cannot change MaxLineLength at this time. A connection is in progress.
116   RemotePort cannot be zero. Please specify a valid service port number.
117   You cannot change the UseConnection option while the component is active.
135   Operation would block.
201   Timeout.
211   Action impossible in control's present state.
212   Action impossible while not connected.
213   Action impossible while listening.
301   Timeout.
303   Could not open file.
434   Unable to convert string to selected CodePage.
1105   Already connecting. If you want to reconnect, close the current connection first.
1117   You need to connect first.
1119   You cannot change the LocalHost at this time. A connection is in progress.
1120   Connection dropped by remote host.

SSL Errors

270   Cannot load specified security library.
271   Cannot open certificate store.
272   Cannot find specified certificate.
273   Cannot acquire security credentials.
274   Cannot find certificate chain.
275   Cannot verify certificate chain.
276   Error during handshake.
280   Error verifying certificate.
281   Could not find client certificate.
282   Could not find server certificate.
283   Error encrypting data.
284   Error decrypting data.

TCP/IP Errors

10004   [10004] Interrupted system call.
10009   [10009] Bad file number.
10013   [10013] Access denied.
10014   [10014] Bad address.
10022   [10022] Invalid argument.
10024   [10024] Too many open files.
10035   [10035] Operation would block.
10036   [10036] Operation now in progress.
10037   [10037] Operation already in progress.
10038   [10038] Socket operation on non-socket.
10039   [10039] Destination address required.
10040   [10040] Message too long.
10041   [10041] Protocol wrong type for socket.
10042   [10042] Bad protocol option.
10043   [10043] Protocol not supported.
10044   [10044] Socket type not supported.
10045   [10045] Operation not supported on socket.
10046   [10046] Protocol family not supported.
10047   [10047] Address family not supported by protocol family.
10048   [10048] Address already in use.
10049   [10049] Can't assign requested address.
10050   [10050] Network is down.
10051   [10051] Network is unreachable.
10052   [10052] Net dropped connection or reset.
10053   [10053] Software caused connection abort.
10054   [10054] Connection reset by peer.
10055   [10055] No buffer space available.
10056   [10056] Socket is already connected.
10057   [10057] Socket is not connected.
10058   [10058] Can't send after socket shutdown.
10059   [10059] Too many references, can't splice.
10060   [10060] Connection timed out.
10061   [10061] Connection refused.
10062   [10062] Too many levels of symbolic links.
10063   [10063] File name too long.
10064   [10064] Host is down.
10065   [10065] No route to host.
10066   [10066] Directory not empty
10067   [10067] Too many processes.
10068   [10068] Too many users.
10069   [10069] Disc Quota Exceeded.
10070   [10070] Stale NFS file handle.
10071   [10071] Too many levels of remote in path.
10091   [10091] Network subsystem is unavailable.
10092   [10092] WINSOCK DLL Version out of range.
10093   [10093] Winsock not loaded yet.
11001   [11001] Host not found.
11002   [11002] Non-authoritative 'Host not found' (try again or check DNS setup).
11003   [11003] Non-recoverable errors: FORMERR, REFUSED, NOTIMP.
11004   [11004] Valid name, no data record (check DNS setup).