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DSA Class

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The DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm) class enables users to generate DSA hash signatures.

Syntax

ipworksencrypt.dsa()

Remarks

The DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm) class enables users to generate DSA hash signatures.

To begin you must either specify an existing key or create a new key. Existing private keys may be specified by setting the Key* properties. To create a new key call CreateKey. Alternatively an existing certificate may be specified by setting the Certificate* properties

Signing

To sign data first set Key or Certificate. Select the input file by setting InputFile or InputMessage. Next call Sign. The Sign method will automatically compute the hash, and then sign the hash with the specified key.

Send the public key (see CreateKey for details), file, and HashSignature to the recipient.

To sign a hash without recomputing the hash simply set HashValue to the pre-computed hash value before calling Sign.

Signature Verification

To verify a signature specify the input data using InputFile or InputMessage. Set SignerKey or SignerCert. Next set HashSignature and call VerifySignature. The VerifySignature method will return True if the signature was successfully verified.

To verify a hash signature without recomputing the hash simply set HashValue to the pre-computed hash value before calling VerifySignature.

Hash Notes

The class will determine whether or not to recompute the hash based on the properties that are set. If a file is specified by InputFile or InputMessage the hash will be recomputed when calling Sign or VerifySignature. If the HashValue property is set the class will only sign the hash or verify the hash signature. Setting InputFile or InputMessage clears the HashValue property. Setting the HashValue property clears the input file selection.

DSA Key Notes

A DSA key is made up of a number of individual parameters. When calling CreateKey the Key* properties are populated with a new private and public key.

After calling Sign the public key must be sent to the recipient along with HashSignature so they may perform signature verification. Likewise you must obtain the public key along with HashSignature in order to perform signature verification.

The public key consists of the following parameters:

  • KeyP
  • KeyQ
  • KeyG
  • KeyY

The class also includes the KeyPublicKey property which holds the PEM formatted public key for ease of use. This is helpful if you are in control of both signature creation and verification process. When sending the public key to a recipient note that not all implementations will support using the PEM formatted value in KeyPublicKey in which case the individual parameters must be sent.

The private key consists of the following parameters:

  • KeyP
  • KeyQ
  • KeyG
  • KeyY
  • KeyX
The class also include the KeyPrivateKey property which holds the PEM formatted private key for ease of use. This is helpful for storing the private key more easily..

Property List


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

CertificateThe certificate used for signing.
HashAlgorithmThe hash algorithm used for hash computation.
HashSignatureThe hash signature.
HashValueThe hash value of the data.
InputFileThe file to process.
InputMessageThe message to process.
KeyThe DSA key.
SignerCertThe certificate used for signature verification.
SignerKeyThe public key used to verify the signature.
UseHexWhether HashValue and HashSignature are hex encoded.

Method List


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

ConfigSets or retrieves a configuration setting.
CreateKeyCreates a new key.
ResetResets the class.
SignCreates a hash signature.
VerifySignatureVerifies the signature for the specified data.

Event List


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

ErrorInformation about errors during data delivery.
ProgressFired as progress is made.

Config Settings


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

HashSignatureFormatThe format of the HashSignature.
KeyFormatHow the public and private key are formatted.
KeySizeThe size, in bits, of the secret key.
BuildInfoInformation about the product's build.
CodePageThe system code page used for Unicode to Multibyte translations.
LicenseInfoInformation about the current license.
MaskSensitiveWhether sensitive data is masked in log messages.
UseInternalSecurityAPITells the class whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

DSA.Certificate Property

The certificate used for signing.

Syntax


 getCertificate(): Certificate;

 setCertificate(certificate: Certificate): void;

Default Value

Remarks

This property specifies a certificate with private key.

This may be set instead of Key. This allows a Certificate object to be used instead of a DSAKey object. This certificate is used when calling Sign. The specified certificate must have a private key.

If both this property and Key are specified, Key will be used and this property will be ignored.

DSA.HashAlgorithm Property

The hash algorithm used for hash computation.

Syntax


 getHashAlgorithm(): DsaHashAlgorithms;

 setHashAlgorithm(hashAlgorithm: DsaHashAlgorithms): void;

enum DsaHashAlgorithms { dhaSHA1, dhaSHA224, dhaSHA256, dhaSHA384, dhaSHA512, dhaRIPEMD160 }

Default Value

2

Remarks

This property specifies the hash algorithm used for hash computation. This is only applicable when calling Sign or VerifySignature and HashValue is computed. Possible values are:

0 (dhaSHA1) SHA-1
1 (dhaSHA224) SHA-224
2 (dhaSHA256 - default) SHA-256
3 (dhaSHA384) SHA-384
4 (dhaSHA512) SHA-512
5 (dhaRIPEMD160) RIPEMD-160

DSA.HashSignature Property

The hash signature.

Syntax


 getHashSignature(): Uint8Array;

 setHashSignature(hashSignature: Uint8Array): void;

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property holds the computed hash signature. This is populated after calling Sign. This must be set before calling VerifySignature.

DSA.HashValue Property

The hash value of the data.

Syntax


 getHashValue(): Uint8Array;

 setHashValue(hashValue: Uint8Array): void;

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property holds the computed hash value for the specified data. This is populated when calling Sign or VerifySignature when an input file is specified by setting InputFile or InputMessage.

If you know the hash value prior to using the class you may specify the pre-computed hash value here.

Hash Notes

The class will determine whether or not to recompute the hash based on the properties that are set. If a file is specified by InputFile or InputMessage the hash will be recomputed when calling Sign or VerifySignature. If the HashValue property is set the class will only sign the hash or verify the hash signature. Setting InputFile or InputMessage clears the HashValue property. Setting the HashValue property clears the input file selection.

DSA.InputFile Property

The file to process.

Syntax


 getInputFile(): string;

 setInputFile(inputFile: string): void;

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the file to be processed. Set this property to the full or relative path to the file which will be processed.

Input and Output Properties

The class will determine the source and destination of the input and output based on which properties are set.

The order in which the input properties are checked is as follows:

When a valid source is found the search stops. The order in which the output properties are checked is as follows:

  • OutputFile
  • OutputMessage: The output data is written to this property if no other destination is specified.

DSA.InputMessage Property

The message to process.

Syntax


 getInputMessage(): Uint8Array;

 setInputMessage(inputMessage: Uint8Array): void;

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the message to be processed.

Input and Output Properties

The class will determine the source and destination of the input and output based on which properties are set.

The order in which the input properties are checked is as follows:

When a valid source is found the search stops. The order in which the output properties are checked is as follows:

  • OutputFile
  • OutputMessage: The output data is written to this property if no other destination is specified.

DSA.Key Property

The DSA key.

Syntax


 getKey(): DSAKey;

 setKey(key: DSAKey): void;

Default Value

Remarks

This property specifies the DSA key used to create a signature. This property must be set before calling Sign. Alternatively, a certificate may be specified by setting Certificate

DSA Key Notes

A DSA key is made up of a number of individual parameters. When calling CreateKey the Key* properties are populated with a new private and public key.

After calling Sign the public key must be sent to the recipient along with HashSignature so they may perform signature verification. Likewise you must obtain the public key along with HashSignature in order to perform signature verification.

The public key consists of the following parameters:

  • KeyP
  • KeyQ
  • KeyG
  • KeyY

The class also includes the KeyPublicKey property which holds the PEM formatted public key for ease of use. This is helpful if you are in control of both signature creation and verification process. When sending the public key to a recipient note that not all implementations will support using the PEM formatted value in KeyPublicKey in which case the individual parameters must be sent.

The private key consists of the following parameters:

  • KeyP
  • KeyQ
  • KeyG
  • KeyY
  • KeyX
The class also include the KeyPrivateKey property which holds the PEM formatted private key for ease of use. This is helpful for storing the private key more easily.

DSA.SignerCert Property

The certificate used for signature verification.

Syntax


 getSignerCert(): Certificate;

 setSignerCert(signerCert: Certificate): void;

Default Value

Remarks

This property specifies a certificate for signature verification.

This may be set instead of SignerKey. This allows a Certificate object to be used instead of a DSAKey object. This certificate is used when calling VerifySignature.

If both this property and SignerKey are specified, SignerKey will be used and this property will be ignored.

DSA.SignerKey Property

The public key used to verify the signature.

Syntax


 getSignerKey(): DSAKey;

 setSignerKey(signerKey: DSAKey): void;

Default Value

Remarks

This property specifies the public key used to verify the signature. This public key corresponds to the private key used when creating the signature. This must be set before calling VerifySignature. Alternatively, a certificate may be specified by setting SignerCert

DSA Key Notes

A DSA key is made up of a number of individual parameters. When calling CreateKey the Key* properties are populated with a new private and public key.

After calling Sign the public key must be sent to the recipient along with HashSignature so they may perform signature verification. Likewise you must obtain the public key along with HashSignature in order to perform signature verification.

The public key consists of the following parameters:

  • KeyP
  • KeyQ
  • KeyG
  • KeyY

The class also includes the KeyPublicKey property which holds the PEM formatted public key for ease of use. This is helpful if you are in control of both signature creation and verification process. When sending the public key to a recipient note that not all implementations will support using the PEM formatted value in KeyPublicKey in which case the individual parameters must be sent.

The private key consists of the following parameters:

  • KeyP
  • KeyQ
  • KeyG
  • KeyY
  • KeyX
The class also include the KeyPrivateKey property which holds the PEM formatted private key for ease of use. This is helpful for storing the private key more easily.

DSA.UseHex Property

Whether HashValue and HashSignature are hex encoded.

Syntax


 isUseHex(): boolean;

 setUseHex(useHex: boolean): void;

Default Value

FALSE

Remarks

This property specifies whether HashValue and HashSignature are hex encoded.

If set to True, when Sign is called the class will compute the hash for the specified file and populate HashValue with the hex encoded hash value. It will then create the hash signature and populate HashSignature with the hex encoded hash signature value. If HashValue is specified directly it must be a hex encoded value.

If set to True, when VerifySignature is called the class will compute the hash value for the specified file and populate HashValue with the hex encoded hash value. It will then hex decode HashSignature and verify the signature. HashSignature must hold a hex encoded value. If HashValue is specified directly it must be a hex encoded value.

DSA.config Method

Sets or retrieves a configuration setting.

Syntax

async dsa.config(configurationString : string): Promise<string>

Remarks

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

These settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the class, 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.

DSA.createKey Method

Creates a new key.

Syntax

async dsa.createKey(): Promise<void>

Remarks

This method creates a new public and private key.

DSA Key Notes

A DSA key is made up of a number of individual parameters. When calling CreateKey the Key* properties are populated with a new private and public key.

After calling Sign the public key must be sent to the recipient along with HashSignature so they may perform signature verification. Likewise you must obtain the public key along with HashSignature in order to perform signature verification.

The public key consists of the following parameters:

  • KeyP
  • KeyQ
  • KeyG
  • KeyY

The class also includes the KeyPublicKey property which holds the PEM formatted public key for ease of use. This is helpful if you are in control of both signature creation and verification process. When sending the public key to a recipient note that not all implementations will support using the PEM formatted value in KeyPublicKey in which case the individual parameters must be sent.

The private key consists of the following parameters:

  • KeyP
  • KeyQ
  • KeyG
  • KeyY
  • KeyX
The class also include the KeyPrivateKey property which holds the PEM formatted private key for ease of use. This is helpful for storing the private key more easily.

DSA.reset Method

Resets the class.

Syntax

async dsa.reset(): Promise<void>

Remarks

When called, the class will reset all of its properties to their default values.

DSA.sign Method

Creates a hash signature.

Syntax

async dsa.sign(): Promise<void>

Remarks

This method will create a hash signature.

Before calling this method specify the input file by setting InputFile or InputMessage.

A key is required to create the hash signature. You may create a new key by calling CreateKey, or specify an existing key pair in Key. Alternatively, a certificate may be specified by setting Certificate. When this method is called the class will compute the hash for the specified file and populate HashValue. It will then create the hash signature using the specified Key and populate HashSignature.

To create the hash signature without first computing the hash simply specify HashValue before calling this method.

The Progress event will fire with updates for the hash computation progress only. The hash signature creation process is quick and does not require progress updates.

DSA.verifySignature Method

Verifies the signature for the specified data.

Syntax

async dsa.verifySignature(): Promise<boolean>

Remarks

This method will verify a hash signature.

Before calling this method specify the input file by setting InputFile or InputMessage.

A public key and the hash signature are required to perform the signature verification. Specify the public key in SignerKey. Alternatively, a certificate may be specified by setting SignerCert. Specify the hash signature in HashSignature.

When this method is called the class will compute the hash for the specified file and populate HashValue. It will verify the signature using the specified SignerKey and HashSignature.

To verify the hash signature without first computing the hash simply specify HashValue before calling this method.

The Progress event will fire with updates for the hash computation progress only. The hash signature verification process is quick and does not require progress updates.

DSA.Error Event

Information about errors during data delivery.

Syntax

dsa.on('Error', listener: (e: {readonly errorCode: number, readonly description: string}) => void )

Remarks

The Error event is fired in case of exceptional conditions during message processing. Normally the class .

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.

DSA.Progress Event

Fired as progress is made.

Syntax

dsa.on('Progress', listener: (e: {readonly bytesProcessed: number, readonly percentProcessed: number}) => void )

Remarks

This event is fired automatically as data is processed by the class.

The PercentProcessed parameter indicates the current status of the operation.

The BytesProcessed parameter holds the total number of bytes processed so far.

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

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
Uint8Array

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded). This property is used to assign a specific certificate. The and properties also may be used to specify a certificate.

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

EncodedB
byte[]

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded). This property is used to assign a specific certificate. The and properties also may be used to specify a certificate.

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

ExpirationDate
string

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

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

Fingerprint
string

This is the hex-encoded, 16-byte MD5 fingerprint of the certificate.

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

FingerprintSHA1
string

This is the hex-encoded, 20-byte SHA-1 fingerprint of the certificate.

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

This is the hex-encoded, 32-byte SHA-256 fingerprint of the certificate.

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

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

KeyPassword
string

This is the password for the certificate's private key (if any).

Some certificate stores may individually protect certificates' private keys, separate from the standard protection offered by the . . This field can be used to read such password-protected private keys.

Note: this property defaults to the value of . To clear it, you must set the property to the empty string (""). It can be set at any time, but when the private key's password is different from the store's password, then it must be set before calling .

PrivateKey
string

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

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

PrivateKeyAvailable
boolean

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

PrivateKeyContainer
string

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

PublicKey
string

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

PublicKeyAlgorithm
string

This property 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
number

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

SerialNumber
string

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

The property 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
Uint8Array

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

The property denotes the type of the certificate store specified by . If the store is password protected, specify the password in .

is used in conjunction with the property to specify client certificates. If has a value, and or is set, a search for a certificate is initiated. Please see the property 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[]

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

The property denotes the type of the certificate store specified by . If the store is password protected, specify the password in .

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

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

This is the type of certificate store for this certificate.

The class supports both public and private keys in a variety of formats. When the cstAuto value is used the class will automatically determine the type. This property 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 class. 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 and set 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

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

This property must be set after all other certificate properites are set. When this property is set, a search is performed in the current certificate store certificate with matching subject.

If a matching certificate is found, the property is set to the full subject of the matching certificate.

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

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

ThumbprintMD5
string

This property contains the MD5 hash of the certificate. If the hash does not already exist, it is computed.

ThumbprintSHA1
string

This property contains the SHA-1 hash of the certificate. If the hash does not already exist, it is computed.

ThumbprintSHA256
string

This property contains the SHA-256 hash of the certificate. If the hash does not already exist, it is computed.

Usage
string

This property contains the text description of .

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
number

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

0x80Digital Signatures
0x40Key Authentication
0x20Key Encryption
0x10Data Encryption
0x08Key Agreement
0x04Certificate Signing
0x02Key Signing

Please see the property for a text representation of .

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

Version
string

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

Constructors

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);

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

public Certificate(byte[] certificateData);

Parses CertificateData as an X509 public key.

public Certificate(int certStoreType, String store, String storePassword, String subject);

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 class 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(int certStoreType, String store, String storePassword, String subject, String configurationString);

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 class 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(int certStoreType, String store, String storePassword, byte[] encoded);

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 class will load Encoded as an X509 certificate and search the opened store for a corresponding private key.

public Certificate(int certStoreType, byte[] storeBlob, String storePassword, String subject);

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 class 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(int certStoreType, byte[] storeBlob, String storePassword, String subject, String configurationString);

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 class 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(int certStoreType, byte[] storeBlob, String storePassword, byte[] encoded);

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 class will load Encoded as an X509 certificate and search the opened store for a corresponding private key.

DSAKey Type

Contains the parameters for the DSA algorithm.

Remarks

This type is made up of fields that represent the private and public key parameters used by the DSA algorithm.

DSA Key Notes

A DSA key is made up of a number of individual parameters. When calling CreateKey the Key* properties are populated with a new private and public key.

After calling Sign the public key must be sent to the recipient along with HashSignature so they may perform signature verification. Likewise you must obtain the public key along with HashSignature in order to perform signature verification.

The public key consists of the following parameters:

  • KeyP
  • KeyQ
  • KeyG
  • KeyY

The class also includes the KeyPublicKey property which holds the PEM formatted public key for ease of use. This is helpful if you are in control of both signature creation and verification process. When sending the public key to a recipient note that not all implementations will support using the PEM formatted value in KeyPublicKey in which case the individual parameters must be sent.

The private key consists of the following parameters:

  • KeyP
  • KeyQ
  • KeyG
  • KeyY
  • KeyX
The class also include the KeyPrivateKey property which holds the PEM formatted private key for ease of use. This is helpful for storing the private key more easily.

Fields

G
Uint8Array

Represents the G parameter for the DSA algorithm.

GB
byte[]

Represents the G parameter for the DSA algorithm.

P
Uint8Array

Represents the P parameter for the DSA algorithm.

PB
byte[]

Represents the P parameter for the DSA algorithm.

PrivateKey
string

This property is a PEM formatted private key. The purpose of this property is to allow easier management of the private key parameters by using only a single value.

PublicKey
string

This property is a PEM formatted public key. The purpose of this property is to allow easier management of the public key parameters by using only a single value.

Q
Uint8Array

Represents the Q parameter for the DSA algorithm.

QB
byte[]

Represents the Q parameter for the DSA algorithm.

X
Uint8Array

Represents the X parameter for the DSA algorithm.

XB
byte[]

Represents the X parameter for the DSA algorithm.

Y
Uint8Array

Represents the Y parameter for the DSA algorithm.

YB
byte[]

Represents the Y parameter for the DSA algorithm.

Constructors

public DSAKey();

The default constructor creates a new DSAKey instance but does not assign a public or private key.

public DSAKey(byte[] P, byte[] Q, byte[] G, byte[] Y);

The public key constructor assigns an existing public key.

public DSAKey(byte[] P, byte[] Q, byte[] G, byte[] Y, byte[] X);

The private key constructor assigns an existing private key.

Config Settings (class ipworksencrypt.dsa)

The class 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 class, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

DSA Config Settings

HashSignatureFormat:   The format of the HashSignature.

This setting specifies the format of HashSignature when calling Sign. The way the HashSignature parameters are represented can be changed to be interoperable with other implementations. Possible values are:

0 (Concatenated - default) Compatible with Windows/.NET
1 (ASN) Compatible with OpenSSL/Mac/iOS

The default value is 0 (Concatenated). This setting is only applicable when calling Sign. When calling VerifySignature the format is automatically determined by the class.

KeyFormat:   How the public and private key are formatted.

This setting controls the format of KeyPublicKey and KeyPrivateKey. By default these properties hold PEM formatted public and private key data. When set to 1 (XML) the keys are stored in a XML format. This only affects the values returned by the class; the actual keys remain the same regardless of this setting. Possible values are:

  • 0 (PEM - PKCS#1)
  • 1 (XML)
  • 2 (PEM - PKCS#8 - default)
The default value is 2 (PEM - PKCS#8).
KeySize:   The size, in bits, of the secret key.

This specifies the size, in bits, of the secret key. The minimum key size for DSA is 512. The maximum key size is 4096. Note that large values such as 4096 will impact performance. The default value is 1024.

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.

CodePage:   The system code page used for Unicode to Multibyte translations.

The default code page is Unicode UTF-8 (65001).

The following is a list of valid code page identifiers:

IdentifierName
037IBM EBCDIC - U.S./Canada
437OEM - United States
500IBM EBCDIC - International
708Arabic - ASMO 708
709Arabic - ASMO 449+, BCON V4
710Arabic - Transparent Arabic
720Arabic - Transparent ASMO
737OEM - Greek (formerly 437G)
775OEM - Baltic
850OEM - Multilingual Latin I
852OEM - Latin II
855OEM - Cyrillic (primarily Russian)
857OEM - Turkish
858OEM - Multilingual Latin I + Euro symbol
860OEM - Portuguese
861OEM - Icelandic
862OEM - Hebrew
863OEM - Canadian-French
864OEM - Arabic
865OEM - Nordic
866OEM - Russian
869OEM - Modern Greek
870IBM EBCDIC - Multilingual/ROECE (Latin-2)
874ANSI/OEM - Thai (same as 28605, ISO 8859-15)
875IBM EBCDIC - Modern Greek
932ANSI/OEM - Japanese, Shift-JIS
936ANSI/OEM - Simplified Chinese (PRC, Singapore)
949ANSI/OEM - Korean (Unified Hangul Code)
950ANSI/OEM - Traditional Chinese (Taiwan; Hong Kong SAR, PRC)
1026IBM EBCDIC - Turkish (Latin-5)
1047IBM EBCDIC - Latin 1/Open System
1140IBM EBCDIC - U.S./Canada (037 + Euro symbol)
1141IBM EBCDIC - Germany (20273 + Euro symbol)
1142IBM EBCDIC - Denmark/Norway (20277 + Euro symbol)
1143IBM EBCDIC - Finland/Sweden (20278 + Euro symbol)
1144IBM EBCDIC - Italy (20280 + Euro symbol)
1145IBM EBCDIC - Latin America/Spain (20284 + Euro symbol)
1146IBM EBCDIC - United Kingdom (20285 + Euro symbol)
1147IBM EBCDIC - France (20297 + Euro symbol)
1148IBM EBCDIC - International (500 + Euro symbol)
1149IBM EBCDIC - Icelandic (20871 + Euro symbol)
1200Unicode UCS-2 Little-Endian (BMP of ISO 10646)
1201Unicode UCS-2 Big-Endian
1250ANSI - Central European
1251ANSI - Cyrillic
1252ANSI - Latin I
1253ANSI - Greek
1254ANSI - Turkish
1255ANSI - Hebrew
1256ANSI - Arabic
1257ANSI - Baltic
1258ANSI/OEM - Vietnamese
1361Korean (Johab)
10000MAC - Roman
10001MAC - Japanese
10002MAC - Traditional Chinese (Big5)
10003MAC - Korean
10004MAC - Arabic
10005MAC - Hebrew
10006MAC - Greek I
10007MAC - Cyrillic
10008MAC - Simplified Chinese (GB 2312)
10010MAC - Romania
10017MAC - Ukraine
10021MAC - Thai
10029MAC - Latin II
10079MAC - Icelandic
10081MAC - Turkish
10082MAC - Croatia
12000Unicode UCS-4 Little-Endian
12001Unicode UCS-4 Big-Endian
20000CNS - Taiwan
20001TCA - Taiwan
20002Eten - Taiwan
20003IBM5550 - Taiwan
20004TeleText - Taiwan
20005Wang - Taiwan
20105IA5 IRV International Alphabet No. 5 (7-bit)
20106IA5 German (7-bit)
20107IA5 Swedish (7-bit)
20108IA5 Norwegian (7-bit)
20127US-ASCII (7-bit)
20261T.61
20269ISO 6937 Non-Spacing Accent
20273IBM EBCDIC - Germany
20277IBM EBCDIC - Denmark/Norway
20278IBM EBCDIC - Finland/Sweden
20280IBM EBCDIC - Italy
20284IBM EBCDIC - Latin America/Spain
20285IBM EBCDIC - United Kingdom
20290IBM EBCDIC - Japanese Katakana Extended
20297IBM EBCDIC - France
20420IBM EBCDIC - Arabic
20423IBM EBCDIC - Greek
20424IBM EBCDIC - Hebrew
20833IBM EBCDIC - Korean Extended
20838IBM EBCDIC - Thai
20866Russian - KOI8-R
20871IBM EBCDIC - Icelandic
20880IBM EBCDIC - Cyrillic (Russian)
20905IBM EBCDIC - Turkish
20924IBM EBCDIC - Latin-1/Open System (1047 + Euro symbol)
20932JIS X 0208-1990 & 0121-1990
20936Simplified Chinese (GB2312)
21025IBM EBCDIC - Cyrillic (Serbian, Bulgarian)
21027Extended Alpha Lowercase
21866Ukrainian (KOI8-U)
28591ISO 8859-1 Latin I
28592ISO 8859-2 Central Europe
28593ISO 8859-3 Latin 3
28594ISO 8859-4 Baltic
28595ISO 8859-5 Cyrillic
28596ISO 8859-6 Arabic
28597ISO 8859-7 Greek
28598ISO 8859-8 Hebrew
28599ISO 8859-9 Latin 5
28605ISO 8859-15 Latin 9
29001Europa 3
38598ISO 8859-8 Hebrew
50220ISO 2022 Japanese with no halfwidth Katakana
50221ISO 2022 Japanese with halfwidth Katakana
50222ISO 2022 Japanese JIS X 0201-1989
50225ISO 2022 Korean
50227ISO 2022 Simplified Chinese
50229ISO 2022 Traditional Chinese
50930Japanese (Katakana) Extended
50931US/Canada and Japanese
50933Korean Extended and Korean
50935Simplified Chinese Extended and Simplified Chinese
50936Simplified Chinese
50937US/Canada and Traditional Chinese
50939Japanese (Latin) Extended and Japanese
51932EUC - Japanese
51936EUC - Simplified Chinese
51949EUC - Korean
51950EUC - Traditional Chinese
52936HZ-GB2312 Simplified Chinese
54936Windows XP: GB18030 Simplified Chinese (4 Byte)
57002ISCII Devanagari
57003ISCII Bengali
57004ISCII Tamil
57005ISCII Telugu
57006ISCII Assamese
57007ISCII Oriya
57008ISCII Kannada
57009ISCII Malayalam
57010ISCII Gujarati
57011ISCII Punjabi
65000Unicode UTF-7
65001Unicode UTF-8

The following is a list of valid code page identifiers for Mac OS only:

IdentifierName
1ASCII
2NEXTSTEP
3JapaneseEUC
4UTF8
5ISOLatin1
6Symbol
7NonLossyASCII
8ShiftJIS
9ISOLatin2
10Unicode
11WindowsCP1251
12WindowsCP1252
13WindowsCP1253
14WindowsCP1254
15WindowsCP1250
21ISO2022JP
30MacOSRoman
10UTF16String
0x90000100UTF16BigEndian
0x94000100UTF16LittleEndian
0x8c000100UTF32String
0x98000100UTF32BigEndian
0x9c000100UTF32LittleEndian
65536Proprietary

LicenseInfo:   Information about the current license.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the license this instance of a class 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 false.

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

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

When set to false, the class will use the system security libraries by default to perform cryptographic functions where applicable.

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

This setting is set to false by default on all platforms.

Trappable Errors (class ipworksencrypt.dsa)

DSA Errors

102   No Key specified.
104   Cannot read or write file.
105   Key parameters incorrect.
106   Cannot create hash.
113   Input data or HashValue must be specified.
121   Invalid certificate.
124   HashSignature must be specified.
304   Cannot write file.
305   Cannot read file.
1201   Specified DSA parameters are invalid.
1202   Missing hash value.
1203   Public key must be specified.
1204   Key must be specified.
1205   HashSignature must be specified.
1206   Invalid key size.

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