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SecureBlackbox 2022 .NET Edition

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DCAuth Component

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The DCAuth component represents the private key side of the SecureBlackbox distributed cryptography protocol.

Syntax

nsoftware.SecureBlackbox.Dcauth

Remarks

The purpose of DCAuth is to sign async requests produced by SignAsyncBegin calls. For each incoming async request containing a document hash, DCAuth produces the corresponding async response containing a signature over that hash.

Protocol Overview


The distributed cryptography protocol involves two principal parties. The signing party, represented by components such as PDFSigner, XAdESSigner, or OfficeSigner, pre-signs documents (such as PDF files), and encapsulates their hashes into what is called an async request. It then communicates the async request to the private key side, where the DCAuth component extracts the hash and signs it with a local private key. DCAuth then encapsulates the signature into an async response, which is sent back to the signing party. The signing party completes the signing operation by extracting the signature from the async response and embedding it into the pre-signed document.

The protocol supports a variety of uses. The scheme above describes the most typical of them, where the signing party is represented by a web application, and the private key side is represented by a workstation. In that particular scenario DC provides a mechanism for the web app to sign documents residing on the web server with private keys residing on the users workstations, perhaps in non-exportable form (e.g. a USB dongle). Other uses include creation of a signing server for a team of driver developers, or an automated signing gateway for outgoing official documents.

In the webapp-to-browser setting the DCAuth control would normally be used within a web server running on the users workstation. That web server would accept async requests from the web page running in the browser, use DCAuth to generate the matching async response, and feed that response back to the web page. The web page will then submit it back to the web server.

Configuring and Using DCAuth

To process an async request, you need to set up a DCAuth object first, and then call its ProcessRequest method:

  • Set the KeyId and KeySecret properties so they match the credentials used by the signing party - e.g. those of PDFSigner object: DCAuth.KeyId = "mykeyid"; DCAuth.KeySecret = "mykeysecret123";

    These two properties are used to verify the integrity of the incoming async requests. Keep them safe.

  • Provide the signing certificate: DCAuth.SigningCertificate = "C:\Certs\SigningCert.pfx"; DCAuth.CertPassword = "password789";

    Alternatively, use StorageId to provide a certificate residing elsewhere, such as a PKCS#11 device.

  • Assign the async request to the Input property: DCAuth.Input = Request;

    Make sure to provide the request in its original XML format. Some technologies and SecureBlackbox code samples may apply additional encoding when conveying async requests from their origin to the DCAuth endpoint. Please double check that you assign the request without any encodings applied. An async request is a properly formed XML document with the root element of SecureBlackboxAsyncState.

  • Call the ProcessRequest method: DCAuth.ProcessRequest;

    This method performs the actual signing of the hash. Make sure your code is prepared for potential signing errors.

  • If the ProcessRequest call has succeeded, grab the async response from the Output property: Result = DCAuth.Output;
Please see the demo folder for more in-depth code examples of this component.

Property List


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

CertPasswordSpecifies the signing certificate password.
ExternalCryptoProvides access to external signing and DC parameters.
FIPSModeReserved.
InputContains the signing request to process
InputEncodingSpecifies request encoding.
KeyIdSpecifies the KeyID of the pre-shared authentication key.
KeySecretThe pre-shared authentication key.
OutputContains the output of the request processing.
OutputEncodingSpecifies response encoding.
ProfileSpecifies a pre-defined profile to apply when creating the signature.
SigningCertificateThe certificate to be used for signing.
StorageIdSpecifies the signing certificate residing in an alternative location

Method List


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

ConfigSets or retrieves a configuration setting.
DoActionPerforms an additional action.
ProcessRequestProcesses the request

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.

CustomParametersReceivedPasses custom request parameters to the application.
ErrorReports information about errors during request processing or signing.
ExternalSignHandles remote or external signing initiated by the SignExternal method or other source.
KeySecretNeededRequests the key secret from the application.
NotificationThis event notifies the application about an underlying control flow event.
ParameterReceivedPasses a standard request parameter to the user code.
PasswordNeededRequests a password from the application.
SelectCertRequests certificate selection criteria from the application.
SignRequestThis event signifies the processing of an atomic signing request.
SignRequestCompletedThis event signifies completion of the processing of an atomic signing request.

Configuration Settings


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

DataURL(obsolete) The DataURL parameter to pass to the signer.
GoURL(obsolete) The GoURL parameter to pass to the signer.
RequireDefinedSignCert(obsolete) The RequireDefinedSignCert parameter to pass to the signer.
SchemeParamsThe algorithm scheme parameters to employ.
SessionID(obsolete) The SessionID parameter to pass to the signer.
TokenNameThe TokenName parameter to pass to the signer.
TokensLibraries(obsolete) The TokensLibraries parameter to pass to the signer.
CheckKeyIntegrityBeforeUseEnables or disable private key integrity check before use.
CookieCachingSpecifies whether a cookie cache should be used for HTTP(S) transports.
CookiesGets or sets local cookies for the component (supported for HTTPClient, RESTClient and SOAPClient only).
DefDeriveKeyIterationsSpecifies the default key derivation algorithm iteration count.
EnableClientSideSSLFFDHEEnables or disables finite field DHE key exchange support in TLS clients.
GlobalCookiesGets or sets global cookies for all the HTTP transports.
HttpUserAgentSpecifies the user agent name to be used by all HTTP clients.
LogDestinationSpecifies the debug log destination.
LogDetailsSpecifies the debug log details to dump.
LogFileSpecifies the debug log filename.
LogFiltersSpecifies the debug log filters.
LogFlushModeSpecifies the log flush mode.
LogLevelSpecifies the debug log level.
LogMaxEventCountSpecifies the maximum number of events to cache before further action is taken.
LogRotationModeSpecifies the log rotation mode.
MaxASN1BufferLengthSpecifies the maximal allowed length for ASN.1 primitive tag data.
MaxASN1TreeDepthSpecifies the maximal depth for processed ASN.1 trees.
OCSPHashAlgorithmSpecifies the hash algorithm to be used to identify certificates in OCSP requests.
TagAllows to store any custom data.
UseSharedSystemStoragesSpecifies whether the validation engine should use a global per-process copy of the system certificate stores.
UseSystemOAEPAndPSSEnforces or disables the use of system-driven RSA OAEP and PSS computations.
UseSystemRandomEnables or disables the use of the OS PRNG.

CertPassword Property (DCAuth Component)

Specifies the signing certificate password.

Syntax

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

Default Value

""

Remarks

Use this property to provide password for the signing certificate. Alternatively, the password may be provided via the PasswordNeeded event.

ExternalCrypto Property (DCAuth Component)

Provides access to external signing and DC parameters.

Syntax

public ExternalCrypto ExternalCrypto { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property ExternalCrypto As ExternalCrypto

Remarks

Use this property to tune-up remote cryptography settings. SecureBlackbox supports two independent types of external cryptography: synchronous (based on OnExternalSign event) and asynchronous (based on DC protocol and DCAuth signing component).

This property is read-only.

FIPSMode Property (DCAuth Component)

Reserved.

Syntax

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

Default Value

False

Remarks

This property is reserved for future use.

Input Property (DCAuth Component)

Contains the signing request to process

Syntax

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

Default Value

""

Remarks

Assign the request you received from the counterparty to this property before calling the ProcessRequest method. Use Output to read the resulting signature response after ProcessRequest completes.

InputEncoding Property (DCAuth Component)

Specifies request encoding.

Syntax

public DcauthInputEncodings InputEncoding { get; set; }

enum DcauthInputEncodings { encNone, encAuto, encBase64 }
Public Property InputEncoding As DcauthInputEncodings

Enum DcauthInputEncodings encNone encAuto encBase64 End Enum

Default Value

0

Remarks

Use this property to specify the encoding to expect the requests to be in.

KeyId Property (DCAuth Component)

Specifies the KeyID of the pre-shared authentication key.

Syntax

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

Default Value

""

Remarks

If processing requests from a single known party, assign the Id of the key you pre-shared with them to this property, and the key itself to the KeySecret property. If you expect to receive requests from many parties with different authentication keys, use KeySecretNeeded event instead.

KeySecret Property (DCAuth Component)

The pre-shared authentication key.

Syntax

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

Default Value

""

Remarks

If processing requests from a single known party, assign the key you pre-shared with them to this property. Use KeyId property to assign the ID of that key. If you expect to receive requests from many parties with different authentication keys, use KeySecretNeeded event instead.

Output Property (DCAuth Component)

Contains the output of the request processing.

Syntax

public string Output { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property Output As String

Default Value

""

Remarks

When ProcessRequest method completes it saves the processing output to this property. The output typically contains the response to be sent back to the requestor.

This property is read-only.

OutputEncoding Property (DCAuth Component)

Specifies response encoding.

Syntax

public DcauthOutputEncodings OutputEncoding { get; set; }

enum DcauthOutputEncodings { encNone, encAuto, encBase64 }
Public Property OutputEncoding As DcauthOutputEncodings

Enum DcauthOutputEncodings encNone encAuto encBase64 End Enum

Default Value

0

Remarks

Use this property to specify the encoding you want the response to be produced in.

Profile Property (DCAuth Component)

Specifies a pre-defined profile to apply when creating the signature.

Syntax

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

Default Value

""

Remarks

Advanced signatures come in many variants, which are often defined by parties that needs to process them or by local standards. SecureBlackbox profiles are sets of pre-defined configurations which correspond to particular signature variants. By specifying a profile, you are pre-configuring the component to make it produce the signature that matches the configuration corresponding to that profile.

SigningCertificate Property (DCAuth Component)

The certificate to be used for signing.

Syntax

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

Remarks

Use this property to specify the certificate that shall be used for signing the data. Note that this certificate should have a private key associated with it. Use SigningChain to supply the rest of the certificate chain for inclusion into the signature.

This property is not available at design time.

StorageId Property (DCAuth Component)

Specifies the signing certificate residing in an alternative location

Syntax

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

Default Value

""

Remarks

Use this property to specify the signing certificate contained on alternative media, such as a hardware device or in a system certificate store.

Example 1: The certificate resides on a PKCS#11 device

pkcs11://user:pin@/c:/windows/system32/pkcsdriver.dll?slot=0&readonly=1

Example 2: The certificate resides in a system store

system://localmachine@/?store=MY

You can use the following URI modifiers to provide more accurate specifiers for the needed certificate:

  • cn: the common name of the certificate subject.
  • keyid: the unique identifier included in subject key identifier extension of the certificate.
  • keyusage: a comma-separated list of enabled (+) or disabled (-) key usages. The following usages are supported: signature, nonrepudiation, keyencipherment, dataencipherment, keyagreement, keycertsign, crlsign, encipheronly, decipheronly, serverauth, clientauth, codesigning, emailprotection, timestamping, ocspsigning, smartcardlogon, keypurposeclientauth, keypurposekdc.
  • fingerprint: the fingerprint of the certificate.

Example 3: selecting the certificate with a given fingerprint:

pkcs11://user:pin@/c:/windows/system32/pkcsdriver.dll?slot=0&readonly=1&fingerprint=001122334455667788aabbccddeeff0011223344

Config Method (DCAuth Component)

Sets or retrieves a configuration setting.

Syntax

public string Config(string configurationString);
Public Function Config(ByVal ConfigurationString As String) As 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.

DoAction Method (DCAuth Component)

Performs an additional action.

Syntax

public string DoAction(string actionID, string actionParams);
Public Function DoAction(ByVal ActionID As String, ByVal ActionParams As String) As String

Remarks

DoAction is a generic method available in every component. It is used to perform an additional action introduced after the product major release. The list of actions is not fixed, and may be flexibly extended over time.

The unique identifier of the action is provided in ActionID parameter. ActionParams contains a list of parameters for the action in the form of PARAM1=VALUE1;PARAM2=VALUE2;....

ProcessRequest Method (DCAuth Component)

Processes the request

Syntax

public void ProcessRequest();
Public Sub ProcessRequest()

Remarks

Use this method to process the request, sign the hashes, and produce the response. This is the main method of the class. Note that a single request received from the counterparty may contain more than one signature request. This method processes them all, reporting each atomic signature request with SignRequest and SignRequestCompleted events. Before calling this method, make sure you assign the request content to Input. Upon completion, read the response (containing all the signatures) from Output property.

CustomParametersReceived Event (DCAuth Component)

Passes custom request parameters to the application.

Syntax

public event OnCustomParametersReceivedHandler OnCustomParametersReceived;

public delegate void OnCustomParametersReceivedHandler(object sender, DcauthCustomParametersReceivedEventArgs e);

public class DcauthCustomParametersReceivedEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string Value { get; }

}
Public Event OnCustomParametersReceived As OnCustomParametersReceivedHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnCustomParametersReceivedHandler(sender As Object, e As DcauthCustomParametersReceivedEventArgs)

Public Class DcauthCustomParametersReceivedEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property Value As String

End Class

Remarks

Subscribe to this event to access custom signing parameters supplied by the signer in their request. The Value string contains the parameters as included by the requestor.

Error Event (DCAuth Component)

Reports information about errors during request processing or signing.

Syntax

public event OnErrorHandler OnError;

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

public class DcauthErrorEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public int ErrorCode { get; }

  public string Description { get; }

}
Public Event OnError As OnErrorHandler

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

Public Class DcauthErrorEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property ErrorCode As Integer

  Public ReadOnly Property Description As String

End Class

Remarks

The event is fired if an error occurs during the request processing. Use the ErrorCode and Description parameters to get the details.

ExternalSign Event (DCAuth Component)

Handles remote or external signing initiated by the SignExternal method or other source.

Syntax

public event OnExternalSignHandler OnExternalSign;

public delegate void OnExternalSignHandler(object sender, DcauthExternalSignEventArgs e);

public class DcauthExternalSignEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string OperationId { get; }

  public string HashAlgorithm { get; }

  public string Pars { get; }

  public string Data { get; }

  public string SignedData { get; set; }

}
Public Event OnExternalSign As OnExternalSignHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnExternalSignHandler(sender As Object, e As DcauthExternalSignEventArgs)

Public Class DcauthExternalSignEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property OperationId As String

  Public ReadOnly Property HashAlgorithm As String

  Public ReadOnly Property Pars As String

  Public ReadOnly Property Data As String

  Public Property SignedData As String

End Class

Remarks

Assign a handler to this event if you need to delegate a low-level signing operation to an external, remote, or custom signing engine. Depending on the settings, the handler will receive a hashed or unhashed value to be signed.

The event handler must pass the value of Data to the signer, obtain the signature, and pass it back to the component via SignedData parameter.

OperationId provides a comment about the operation and its origin. It depends on the exact component being used, and may be empty. HashAlgorithm specifies the hash algorithm being used for the operation, and Pars contain algorithm-dependent parameters.

The component uses base16 (hex) encoding for Data, SignedData, and Pars parameters. If your signing engine uses a different input and output encoding, you may need to decode and/or encode the data before and/or after the signing.

A sample MD5 hash encoded in base16: a0dee2a0382afbb09120ffa7ccd8a152 - lower case base16 A0DEE2A0382AFBB09120FFA7CCD8A152 - upper case base16

A sample event handler that uses a .NET RSACryptoServiceProvider class may look like the following: signer.OnExternalSign += (s, e) => { var cert = new X509Certificate2("cert.pfx", "", X509KeyStorageFlags.Exportable); var key = (RSACryptoServiceProvider)cert.PrivateKey; var dataToSign = e.Data.FromBase16String(); var signedData = key.SignHash(dataToSign, "2.16.840.1.101.3.4.2.1"); e.SignedData = signedData.ToBase16String(); };

KeySecretNeeded Event (DCAuth Component)

Requests the key secret from the application.

Syntax

public event OnKeySecretNeededHandler OnKeySecretNeeded;

public delegate void OnKeySecretNeededHandler(object sender, DcauthKeySecretNeededEventArgs e);

public class DcauthKeySecretNeededEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string KeyId { get; }

  public string KeySecret { get; set; }

}
Public Event OnKeySecretNeeded As OnKeySecretNeededHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnKeySecretNeededHandler(sender As Object, e As DcauthKeySecretNeededEventArgs)

Public Class DcauthKeySecretNeededEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property KeyId As String

  Public Property KeySecret As String

End Class

Remarks

Subscribe to this event to pass the key secret (a pre-shared request authentication code) to the signing component when it is needed. The authentication combination consists of the KeyId, a non-secret unique key identifier, and the KeySecret, shared by the parties, which should be kept private. This event is an alternative for KeySecret property. Use it when you expect to process requests from requestors with different KeyIds and secrets. If you only expect to receive requests from a single requestor with a known KeyId, providing the key secret via KeyId and KeySecret properties would be an easier route.

Notification Event (DCAuth Component)

This event notifies the application about an underlying control flow event.

Syntax

public event OnNotificationHandler OnNotification;

public delegate void OnNotificationHandler(object sender, DcauthNotificationEventArgs e);

public class DcauthNotificationEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string EventID { get; }

  public string EventParam { get; }

}
Public Event OnNotification As OnNotificationHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnNotificationHandler(sender As Object, e As DcauthNotificationEventArgs)

Public Class DcauthNotificationEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property EventID As String

  Public ReadOnly Property EventParam As String

End Class

Remarks

The component fires this event to let the application know about some event, occurrence, or milestone in the component. For example, it may fire to report completion of the document processing. The list of events being reported is not fixed, and may be flexibly extended over time.

The unique identifier of the event is provided in EventID parameter. EventParam contains any parameters accompanying the occurrence. Depending on the type of the component, the exact action it is performing, or the document being processed, one or both may be omitted.

ParameterReceived Event (DCAuth Component)

Passes a standard request parameter to the user code.

Syntax

public event OnParameterReceivedHandler OnParameterReceived;

public delegate void OnParameterReceivedHandler(object sender, DcauthParameterReceivedEventArgs e);

public class DcauthParameterReceivedEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string Name { get; }

  public string Value { get; }

}
Public Event OnParameterReceived As OnParameterReceivedHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnParameterReceivedHandler(sender As Object, e As DcauthParameterReceivedEventArgs)

Public Class DcauthParameterReceivedEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property Name As String

  Public ReadOnly Property Value As String

End Class

Remarks

This event is fired when one of 'standard' protocol parameters has been found in the request: - SessionID - DataURL - GoURL - Token - PKCS11Libraries - AllowFileStorage - AllowTokenStorage - AllowWindowsStorage - AllowOSStorage Parameters are reported one-by-one upon being processed.

PasswordNeeded Event (DCAuth Component)

Requests a password from the application.

Syntax

public event OnPasswordNeededHandler OnPasswordNeeded;

public delegate void OnPasswordNeededHandler(object sender, DcauthPasswordNeededEventArgs e);

public class DcauthPasswordNeededEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string NeededFor { get; }

  public string Id { get; }

  public string Password { get; set; }

  public bool Cancel { get; set; }

}
Public Event OnPasswordNeeded As OnPasswordNeededHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnPasswordNeededHandler(sender As Object, e As DcauthPasswordNeededEventArgs)

Public Class DcauthPasswordNeededEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property NeededFor As String

  Public ReadOnly Property Id As String

  Public Property Password As String

  Public Property Cancel As Boolean

End Class

Remarks

Subscribe to this event to pass a password to the server component. The NeededFor parameter specifies the entity a password for which is being requested (which is typically a certificate). The Id parameter provides the entity's identifier, such as a path to the certificate being loaded. When handling this event, assign the Password to the valid password if you have it; otherwise, set Cancel to true to abort the operation.

SelectCert Event (DCAuth Component)

Requests certificate selection criteria from the application.

Syntax

public event OnSelectCertHandler OnSelectCert;

public delegate void OnSelectCertHandler(object sender, DcauthSelectCertEventArgs e);

public class DcauthSelectCertEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string CommonName { get; set; }

  public string KeyID { get; set; }

  public string KeyUsage { get; set; }

  public string Fingerprint { get; set; }

  public string StoreType { get; set; }

}
Public Event OnSelectCert As OnSelectCertHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnSelectCertHandler(sender As Object, e As DcauthSelectCertEventArgs)

Public Class DcauthSelectCertEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public Property CommonName As String

  Public Property KeyID As String

  Public Property KeyUsage As String

  Public Property Fingerprint As String

  Public Property StoreType As String

End Class

Remarks

Subscribe to this event to provide signing certificate details on the fly, right before the hash is signed.

SignRequest Event (DCAuth Component)

This event signifies the processing of an atomic signing request.

Syntax

public event OnSignRequestHandler OnSignRequest;

public delegate void OnSignRequestHandler(object sender, DcauthSignRequestEventArgs e);

public class DcauthSignRequestEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string Hash { get; }
public byte[] HashB { get; } public string Username { get; } public bool Allow { get; set; } }
Public Event OnSignRequest As OnSignRequestHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnSignRequestHandler(sender As Object, e As DcauthSignRequestEventArgs)

Public Class DcauthSignRequestEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property Hash As String
Public ReadOnly Property HashB As Byte() Public ReadOnly Property Username As String Public Property Allow As Boolean End Class

Remarks

Subscribe to this event to be notified of every signature request processed by the DC server. Note that any one request coming from the requestor may contain multiple individual signature requests (so-called 'batching'). This event is a good mechanism to track signature requests for accountability purposes, and provide basic access control over the signing operations. The Hash parameter contains the hash that is going to be signed. Username contains the HTTP user name of the connected user. Set Allow to false to stop the request from being served. Use the SignRequestCompleted event to track completion of the initiated operation.

SignRequestCompleted Event (DCAuth Component)

This event signifies completion of the processing of an atomic signing request.

Syntax

public event OnSignRequestCompletedHandler OnSignRequestCompleted;

public delegate void OnSignRequestCompletedHandler(object sender, DcauthSignRequestCompletedEventArgs e);

public class DcauthSignRequestCompletedEventArgs : EventArgs {
  public string Hash { get; }
public byte[] HashB { get; } public string Username { get; } public string Signature { get; }
public byte[] SignatureB { get; } }
Public Event OnSignRequestCompleted As OnSignRequestCompletedHandler

Public Delegate Sub OnSignRequestCompletedHandler(sender As Object, e As DcauthSignRequestCompletedEventArgs)

Public Class DcauthSignRequestCompletedEventArgs Inherits EventArgs
  Public ReadOnly Property Hash As String
Public ReadOnly Property HashB As Byte() Public ReadOnly Property Username As String Public ReadOnly Property Signature As String
Public ReadOnly Property SignatureB As Byte() End Class

Remarks

Use this event to track completion of signing request processing. The Hash parameter contains the hash that is signed, as supplied by the requestor, and the Signature parameter contains the resulting cryptographic signature. The Username parameter matches the parameter in SignRequest event.

Certificate Type

Provides details of an individual X.509 certificate.

Remarks

This type provides access to X.509 certificate details.

Fields

Bytes
Byte()

Returns raw certificate data in DER format.

CA
Boolean

Indicates whether the certificate has a CA capability (a setting in BasicConstraints extension).

CAKeyID
Byte()

A unique identifier (fingerprint) of the CA certificate's private key.

Authority Key Identifier is a (non-critical) X.509 certificate extension which allows the identification of certificates produced by the same issuer, but with different public keys.

CRLDistributionPoints
String

Locations of the CRL (Certificate Revocation List) distribution points used to check this certificate's validity.

Curve
String

Specifies the elliptic curve of the EC public key.

SB_EC_SECP112R1SECP112R1
SB_EC_SECP112R2SECP112R2
SB_EC_SECP128R1SECP128R1
SB_EC_SECP128R2SECP128R2
SB_EC_SECP160K1SECP160K1
SB_EC_SECP160R1SECP160R1
SB_EC_SECP160R2SECP160R2
SB_EC_SECP192K1SECP192K1
SB_EC_SECP192R1SECP192R1
SB_EC_SECP224K1SECP224K1
SB_EC_SECP224R1SECP224R1
SB_EC_SECP256K1SECP256K1
SB_EC_SECP256R1SECP256R1
SB_EC_SECP384R1SECP384R1
SB_EC_SECP521R1SECP521R1
SB_EC_SECT113R1SECT113R1
SB_EC_SECT113R2SECT113R2
SB_EC_SECT131R1SECT131R1
SB_EC_SECT131R2SECT131R2
SB_EC_SECT163K1SECT163K1
SB_EC_SECT163R1SECT163R1
SB_EC_SECT163R2SECT163R2
SB_EC_SECT193R1SECT193R1
SB_EC_SECT193R2SECT193R2
SB_EC_SECT233K1SECT233K1
SB_EC_SECT233R1SECT233R1
SB_EC_SECT239K1SECT239K1
SB_EC_SECT283K1SECT283K1
SB_EC_SECT283R1SECT283R1
SB_EC_SECT409K1SECT409K1
SB_EC_SECT409R1SECT409R1
SB_EC_SECT571K1SECT571K1
SB_EC_SECT571R1SECT571R1
SB_EC_PRIME192V1PRIME192V1
SB_EC_PRIME192V2PRIME192V2
SB_EC_PRIME192V3PRIME192V3
SB_EC_PRIME239V1PRIME239V1
SB_EC_PRIME239V2PRIME239V2
SB_EC_PRIME239V3PRIME239V3
SB_EC_PRIME256V1PRIME256V1
SB_EC_C2PNB163V1C2PNB163V1
SB_EC_C2PNB163V2C2PNB163V2
SB_EC_C2PNB163V3C2PNB163V3
SB_EC_C2PNB176W1C2PNB176W1
SB_EC_C2TNB191V1C2TNB191V1
SB_EC_C2TNB191V2C2TNB191V2
SB_EC_C2TNB191V3C2TNB191V3
SB_EC_C2ONB191V4C2ONB191V4
SB_EC_C2ONB191V5C2ONB191V5
SB_EC_C2PNB208W1C2PNB208W1
SB_EC_C2TNB239V1C2TNB239V1
SB_EC_C2TNB239V2C2TNB239V2
SB_EC_C2TNB239V3C2TNB239V3
SB_EC_C2ONB239V4C2ONB239V4
SB_EC_C2ONB239V5C2ONB239V5
SB_EC_C2PNB272W1C2PNB272W1
SB_EC_C2PNB304W1C2PNB304W1
SB_EC_C2TNB359V1C2TNB359V1
SB_EC_C2PNB368W1C2PNB368W1
SB_EC_C2TNB431R1C2TNB431R1
SB_EC_NISTP192NISTP192
SB_EC_NISTP224NISTP224
SB_EC_NISTP256NISTP256
SB_EC_NISTP384NISTP384
SB_EC_NISTP521NISTP521
SB_EC_NISTB163NISTB163
SB_EC_NISTB233NISTB233
SB_EC_NISTB283NISTB283
SB_EC_NISTB409NISTB409
SB_EC_NISTB571NISTB571
SB_EC_NISTK163NISTK163
SB_EC_NISTK233NISTK233
SB_EC_NISTK283NISTK283
SB_EC_NISTK409NISTK409
SB_EC_NISTK571NISTK571
SB_EC_GOSTCPTESTGOSTCPTEST
SB_EC_GOSTCPAGOSTCPA
SB_EC_GOSTCPBGOSTCPB
SB_EC_GOSTCPCGOSTCPC
SB_EC_GOSTCPXCHAGOSTCPXCHA
SB_EC_GOSTCPXCHBGOSTCPXCHB
SB_EC_BRAINPOOLP160R1BRAINPOOLP160R1
SB_EC_BRAINPOOLP160T1BRAINPOOLP160T1
SB_EC_BRAINPOOLP192R1BRAINPOOLP192R1
SB_EC_BRAINPOOLP192T1BRAINPOOLP192T1
SB_EC_BRAINPOOLP224R1BRAINPOOLP224R1
SB_EC_BRAINPOOLP224T1BRAINPOOLP224T1
SB_EC_BRAINPOOLP256R1BRAINPOOLP256R1
SB_EC_BRAINPOOLP256T1BRAINPOOLP256T1
SB_EC_BRAINPOOLP320R1BRAINPOOLP320R1
SB_EC_BRAINPOOLP320T1BRAINPOOLP320T1
SB_EC_BRAINPOOLP384R1BRAINPOOLP384R1
SB_EC_BRAINPOOLP384T1BRAINPOOLP384T1
SB_EC_BRAINPOOLP512R1BRAINPOOLP512R1
SB_EC_BRAINPOOLP512T1BRAINPOOLP512T1
SB_EC_CURVE25519CURVE25519
SB_EC_CURVE448CURVE448

Fingerprint
Byte()

Contains the fingerprint (a hash imprint) of this certificate.

FriendlyName
String

Contains an associated alias (friendly name) of the certificate.

HashAlgorithm
String

Specifies the hash algorithm to be used in the operations on the certificate (such as key signing)

SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA1SHA1
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA224SHA224
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA256SHA256
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA384SHA384
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA512SHA512
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_MD2MD2
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_MD4MD4
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_MD5MD5
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_RIPEMD160RIPEMD160
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_CRC32CRC32
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SSL3SSL3
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_GOST_R3411_1994GOST1994
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_WHIRLPOOLWHIRLPOOL
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_POLY1305POLY1305
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA3_224SHA3_224
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA3_256SHA3_256
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA3_384SHA3_384
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA3_512SHA3_512
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_128BLAKE2S_128
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_160BLAKE2S_160
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_224BLAKE2S_224
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_256BLAKE2S_256
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_160BLAKE2B_160
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_256BLAKE2B_256
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_384BLAKE2B_384
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_512BLAKE2B_512
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHAKE_128SHAKE_128
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHAKE_256SHAKE_256
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHAKE_128_LENSHAKE_128_LEN
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHAKE_256_LENSHAKE_256_LEN

Issuer
String

The common name of the certificate issuer (CA), typically a company name.

IssuerRDN
String

A collection of information, in the form of [OID, Value] pairs, uniquely identifying the certificate issuer.

KeyAlgorithm
String

Specifies the public key algorithm of this certificate.

SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_RSA_ENCRYPTIONrsaEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_MD2_RSA_ENCRYPTIONmd2withRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_MD5_RSA_ENCRYPTIONmd5withRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA1_RSA_ENCRYPTIONsha1withRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSAid-dsa
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSA_SHA1id-dsa-with-sha1
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_DH_PUBLICdhpublicnumber
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA224_RSA_ENCRYPTIONsha224WithRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA256_RSA_ENCRYPTIONsha256WithRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA384_RSA_ENCRYPTIONsha384WithRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA512_RSA_ENCRYPTIONsha512WithRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_RSAPSSid-RSASSA-PSS
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_RSAOAEPid-RSAES-OAEP
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_RSASIGNATURE_RIPEMD160ripemd160withRSA
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_ELGAMALelGamal
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA1_ECDSAecdsa-with-SHA1
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_RECOMMENDED_ECDSAecdsa-recommended
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA224_ECDSAecdsa-with-SHA224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA256_ECDSAecdsa-with-SHA256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA384_ECDSAecdsa-with-SHA384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA512_ECDSAecdsa-with-SHA512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ECid-ecPublicKey
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SPECIFIED_ECDSAecdsa-specified
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_GOST_R3410_1994id-GostR3410-94
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_GOST_R3410_2001id-GostR3410-2001
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_GOST_R3411_WITH_R3410_1994id-GostR3411-94-with-GostR3410-94
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_GOST_R3411_WITH_R3410_2001id-GostR3411-94-with-GostR3410-2001
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA1_ECDSA_PLAINecdsa-plain-SHA1
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA224_ECDSA_PLAINecdsa-plain-SHA224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA256_ECDSA_PLAINecdsa-plain-SHA256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA384_ECDSA_PLAINecdsa-plain-SHA384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA512_ECDSA_PLAINecdsa-plain-SHA512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_RIPEMD160_ECDSA_PLAINecdsa-plain-RIPEMD160
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_WHIRLPOOL_RSA_ENCRYPTIONwhirlpoolWithRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSA_SHA224id-dsa-with-sha224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSA_SHA256id-dsa-with-sha256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_224_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-sha3-224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_256_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-sha3-256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_384_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-sha3-384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_512_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-sha3-512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_224_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-sha3-224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_256_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-sha3-256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_384_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-sha3-384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_512_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-sha3-512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_224_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-sha3-224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_256_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-sha3-256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_384_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-sha3-384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_512_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-sha3-512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSA_SHA3_224id-dsa-with-sha3-224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSA_SHA3_256id-dsa-with-sha3-256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_128_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2s128
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_160_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2s160
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_224_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2s224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_256_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2s256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_160_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2b160
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_256_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2b256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_384_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2b384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_512_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2b512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_128_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2s128
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_160_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2s160
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_224_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2s224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_256_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2s256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_160_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2b160
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_256_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2b256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_384_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2b384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_512_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2b512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_128_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2s128
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_160_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2s160
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_224_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2s224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_256_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2s256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_160_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2b160
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_256_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2b256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_384_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2b384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_512_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2b512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSA_BLAKE2S_224id-dsa-with-blake2s224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSA_BLAKE2S_256id-dsa-with-blake2s256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_EDDSA_ED25519id-Ed25519
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_EDDSA_ED448id-Ed448
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_EDDSA_ED25519_PHid-Ed25519ph
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_EDDSA_ED448_PHid-Ed448ph
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_EDDSAid-EdDSA
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_EDDSA_SIGNATUREid-EdDSA-sig

KeyBits
Integer

Returns the length of the public key.

KeyFingerprint
Byte()

Returns a fingerprint of the public key contained in the certificate.

KeyUsage
Integer

Indicates the purposes of the key contained in the certificate, in the form of an OR'ed flag set.

This value is a bit mask of the following values:

ckuUnknown0x00000Unknown key usage

ckuDigitalSignature0x00001Digital signature

ckuNonRepudiation0x00002Non-repudiation

ckuKeyEncipherment0x00004Key encipherment

ckuDataEncipherment0x00008Data encipherment

ckuKeyAgreement0x00010Key agreement

ckuKeyCertSign0x00020Certificate signing

ckuCRLSign0x00040Revocation signing

ckuEncipherOnly0x00080Encipher only

ckuDecipherOnly0x00100Decipher only

ckuServerAuthentication0x00200Server authentication

ckuClientAuthentication0x00400Client authentication

ckuCodeSigning0x00800Code signing

ckuEmailProtection0x01000Email protection

ckuTimeStamping0x02000Timestamping

ckuOCSPSigning0x04000OCSP signing

ckuSmartCardLogon0x08000Smartcard logon

ckuKeyPurposeClientAuth0x10000Kerberos - client authentication

ckuKeyPurposeKDC0x20000Kerberos - KDC

KeyValid
Boolean

Returns True if the certificate's key is cryptographically valid, and False otherwise.

OCSPLocations
String

Locations of OCSP (Online Certificate Status Protocol) services that can be used to check this certificate's validity, as recorded by the CA.

OCSPNoCheck
Boolean

TBD.

Origin
Integer

Returns the origin of this certificate.

PolicyIDs
String

Contains identifiers (OIDs) of the applicable certificate policies.

The Certificate Policies extension identifies a sequence of policies under which the certificate has been issued, and which regulate its usage.

PrivateKeyBytes
Byte()

Contains the certificate's private key. It is normal for this property to be empty if the private key is non-exportable.

PrivateKeyExists
Boolean

Indicates whether the certificate has an associated private key.

PrivateKeyExtractable
Boolean

Indicates whether the private key is extractable

PublicKeyBytes
Byte()

Contains the certificate's public key in DER format.

QualifiedStatements
QualifiedStatementsTypes

TBD

SelfSigned
Boolean

Indicates whether the certificate is self-signed (root) or signed by an external CA.

SerialNumber
Byte()

Returns the certificate's serial number.

SigAlgorithm
String

Indicates the algorithm that was used by the CA to sign this certificate.

Subject
String

The common name of the certificate holder, typically an individual's name, a URL, an e-mail address, or a company name.

SubjectAlternativeName
String

TBD.

SubjectKeyID
Byte()

Contains a unique identifier (fingerprint) of the certificate's private key.

Subject Key Identifier is a (non-critical) X.509 certificate extension which allows the identification of certificates containing a particular public key. In SecureBlackbox, the unique identifier is represented with a SHA1 hash of the bit string of the subject public key.

SubjectRDN
String

A collection of information, in the form of [OID, Value] pairs, uniquely identifying the certificate holder (subject).

ValidFrom
String

The time point at which the certificate becomes valid, in UTC.

ValidTo
String

The time point at which the certificate expires, in UTC.

Constructors

public Certificate(byte[] bytes, int startIndex, int count, string password);
Public Certificate(ByVal Bytes As Byte(), ByVal StartIndex As Integer, ByVal Count As Integer, ByVal Password As String)

Loads the X.509 certificate from a memory buffer. Bytes is a buffer containing the raw certificate data. StartIndex and Count specify the starting position and number of bytes to be read from the buffer, respectively. Password is a password encrypting the certificate.

public Certificate(byte[] certBytes, int certStartIndex, int certCount, byte[] keyBytes, int keyStartIndex, int keyCount, string password);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertBytes As Byte(), ByVal CertStartIndex As Integer, ByVal CertCount As Integer, ByVal KeyBytes As Byte(), ByVal KeyStartIndex As Integer, ByVal KeyCount As Integer, ByVal Password As String)

Loads the X.509 certificate from a memory buffer. CertBytes is a buffer containing the raw certificate data. CertStartIndex and CertCount specify the number of bytes to be read from the buffer, respectively. KeyBytes is a buffer containing the private key data. KeyStartIndex and KeyCount specify the starting position and number of bytes to be read from the buffer, respectively. Password is a password encrypting the certificate.

public Certificate(byte[] bytes, int startIndex, int count);
Public Certificate(ByVal Bytes As Byte(), ByVal StartIndex As Integer, ByVal Count As Integer)

Loads the X.509 certificate from a memory buffer. Bytes is a buffer containing the raw certificate data. StartIndex and Count specify the starting position and number of bytes to be read from the buffer, respectively.

public Certificate(string path, string password);
Public Certificate(ByVal Path As String, ByVal Password As String)

Loads the X.509 certificate from a file. Path specifies the full path to the file containing the certificate data. Password is a password encrypting the certificate.

public Certificate(string certPath, string keyPath, string password);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertPath As String, ByVal KeyPath As String, ByVal Password As String)

Loads the X.509 certificate from a file. CertPath specifies the full path to the file containing the certificate data. KeyPath specifies the full path to the file containing the private key. Password is a password encrypting the certificate.

public Certificate(string path);
Public Certificate(ByVal Path As String)

Loads the X.509 certificate from a file. Path specifies the full path to the file containing the certificate data.

public Certificate(System.IO.Stream stream);
Public Certificate(ByVal Stream As System.IO.Stream)

Loads the X.509 certificate from a stream. Stream is a stream containing the certificate data.

public Certificate(System.IO.Stream stream, string password);
Public Certificate(ByVal Stream As System.IO.Stream, ByVal Password As String)

Loads the X.509 certificate from a stream. Stream is a stream containing the certificate data. Password is a password encrypting the certificate.

public Certificate(System.IO.Stream certStream, System.IO.Stream keyStream, string password);
Public Certificate(ByVal CertStream As System.IO.Stream, ByVal KeyStream As System.IO.Stream, ByVal Password As String)

Loads the X.509 certificate from a stream. CertStream is a stream containing the certificate data. KeyStream is a stream containing the private key. Password is a password encrypting the certificate.

public Certificate();
Public Certificate()

Creates a new object with default field values.

ExternalCrypto Type

Specifies the parameters of external cryptographic calls.

Remarks

External cryptocalls are used in a Distributed Cryptography (DC) subsystem, which allows the delegation of security operations to the remote agent. For instance, it can be used to compute the signature value on the server, while retaining the client's private key locally.

Fields

AsyncDocumentID
String

Specifies the document ID for SignAsyncEnd() call

Use this property when working with multi-signature DCAuth requests and responses to uniquely identify documents signed within a larger batch. This value helps ASiCSigner identify the correct signature in the returned batch of responses. If using batched requests, make sure to set this property to the same value on both pre-signing (SignAsyncBegin) and completion (SignAsyncEnd) stages.

CustomParams
String

Custom parameters to be passed to the signing service (uninterpreted).

Data
String

Additional data to be included in the async state and mirrored back by the requestor

ExternalHashCalculation
Boolean

Specifies whether the message hash is to be calculated at the external endpoint. Please note that this mode is not supported by all components. In particular, components operating with larger objects (PDFSigner, CAdESSigner, XAdESSigner) do not support it.

HashAlgorithm
String

Specifies the request's signature hash algorithm.

SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA1SHA1
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA224SHA224
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA256SHA256
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA384SHA384
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA512SHA512
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_MD2MD2
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_MD4MD4
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_MD5MD5
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_RIPEMD160RIPEMD160
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_CRC32CRC32
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SSL3SSL3
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_GOST_R3411_1994GOST1994
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_WHIRLPOOLWHIRLPOOL
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_POLY1305POLY1305
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA3_224SHA3_224
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA3_256SHA3_256
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA3_384SHA3_384
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHA3_512SHA3_512
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_128BLAKE2S_128
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_160BLAKE2S_160
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_224BLAKE2S_224
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_256BLAKE2S_256
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_160BLAKE2B_160
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_256BLAKE2B_256
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_384BLAKE2B_384
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_512BLAKE2B_512
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHAKE_128SHAKE_128
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHAKE_256SHAKE_256
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHAKE_128_LENSHAKE_128_LEN
SB_HASH_ALGORITHM_SHAKE_256_LENSHAKE_256_LEN

KeyID
String

The ID of the pre-shared key used for DC request authentication.

Asynchronous DCAuth-driven communication requires that parties authenticate each other with a secret pre-shared cryptographic key. This provides extra protection layer for the protocol and diminishes the risk of private key becoming abused by foreign parties. Use this property to provide the pre-shared key identifier, and use KeySecret to pass the key itself.

The same KeyID/KeySecret pair should be used on the DCAuth side for the signing requests to be accepted.

Note: The KeyID/KeySecret scheme is very similar to the AuthKey scheme used in various Cloud service providers to authenticate users.

Example: signer.ExternalCrypto.KeyID = "MainSigningKey"; signer.ExternalCrypto.KeySecret = "abcdef0123456789";

KeySecret
String

The pre-shared key used for DC request authentication. This key must be set and match the key used by the DCAuth counterpart for the scheme to work.

Read more about configuring authentication in the KeyID topic.

Method
AsyncSignMethods

Specifies the asynchronous signing method. This is typically defined by the DC server capabilities and setup.

Available options:

asmdPKCS10
asmdPKCS71

Mode
ExternalCryptoModes

Specifies the external cryptography mode.

Available options:

ecmDefaultThe default value (0)
ecmDisabledDo not use DC or external signing (1)
ecmGenericGeneric external signing with OnExternalSign event (2)
ecmDCAuthDCAuth signing (3)
ecmDCAuthJSONDCAuth signing in JSON format (4)

PublicKeyAlgorithm
String

Provide public key algorithm here if the certificate is not available on the pre-signing stage.

SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_RSA_ENCRYPTIONrsaEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_MD2_RSA_ENCRYPTIONmd2withRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_MD5_RSA_ENCRYPTIONmd5withRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA1_RSA_ENCRYPTIONsha1withRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSAid-dsa
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSA_SHA1id-dsa-with-sha1
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_DH_PUBLICdhpublicnumber
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA224_RSA_ENCRYPTIONsha224WithRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA256_RSA_ENCRYPTIONsha256WithRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA384_RSA_ENCRYPTIONsha384WithRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA512_RSA_ENCRYPTIONsha512WithRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_RSAPSSid-RSASSA-PSS
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_RSAOAEPid-RSAES-OAEP
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_RSASIGNATURE_RIPEMD160ripemd160withRSA
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_ELGAMALelGamal
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA1_ECDSAecdsa-with-SHA1
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_RECOMMENDED_ECDSAecdsa-recommended
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA224_ECDSAecdsa-with-SHA224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA256_ECDSAecdsa-with-SHA256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA384_ECDSAecdsa-with-SHA384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA512_ECDSAecdsa-with-SHA512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ECid-ecPublicKey
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SPECIFIED_ECDSAecdsa-specified
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_GOST_R3410_1994id-GostR3410-94
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_GOST_R3410_2001id-GostR3410-2001
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_GOST_R3411_WITH_R3410_1994id-GostR3411-94-with-GostR3410-94
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_GOST_R3411_WITH_R3410_2001id-GostR3411-94-with-GostR3410-2001
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA1_ECDSA_PLAINecdsa-plain-SHA1
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA224_ECDSA_PLAINecdsa-plain-SHA224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA256_ECDSA_PLAINecdsa-plain-SHA256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA384_ECDSA_PLAINecdsa-plain-SHA384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA512_ECDSA_PLAINecdsa-plain-SHA512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_RIPEMD160_ECDSA_PLAINecdsa-plain-RIPEMD160
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_WHIRLPOOL_RSA_ENCRYPTIONwhirlpoolWithRSAEncryption
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSA_SHA224id-dsa-with-sha224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSA_SHA256id-dsa-with-sha256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_224_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-sha3-224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_256_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-sha3-256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_384_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-sha3-384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_512_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-sha3-512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_224_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-sha3-224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_256_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-sha3-256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_384_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-sha3-384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_512_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-sha3-512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_224_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-sha3-224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_256_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-sha3-256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_384_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-sha3-384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_SHA3_512_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-sha3-512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSA_SHA3_224id-dsa-with-sha3-224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSA_SHA3_256id-dsa-with-sha3-256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_128_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2s128
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_160_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2s160
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_224_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2s224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_256_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2s256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_160_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2b160
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_256_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2b256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_384_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2b384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_512_RSA_ENCRYPTIONid-rsassa-pkcs1-v1_5-with-blake2b512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_128_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2s128
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_160_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2s160
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_224_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2s224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_256_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2s256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_160_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2b160
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_256_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2b256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_384_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2b384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_512_ECDSAid-ecdsa-with-blake2b512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_128_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2s128
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_160_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2s160
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_224_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2s224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2S_256_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2s256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_160_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2b160
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_256_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2b256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_384_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2b384
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_BLAKE2B_512_ECDSA_PLAINid-ecdsa-plain-with-blake2b512
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSA_BLAKE2S_224id-dsa-with-blake2s224
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_ID_DSA_BLAKE2S_256id-dsa-with-blake2s256
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_EDDSA_ED25519id-Ed25519
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_EDDSA_ED448id-Ed448
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_EDDSA_ED25519_PHid-Ed25519ph
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_EDDSA_ED448_PHid-Ed448ph
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_EDDSAid-EdDSA
SB_CERT_ALGORITHM_EDDSA_SIGNATUREid-EdDSA-sig

Constructors

public ExternalCrypto();
Public ExternalCrypto()

Creates a new ExternalCrypto object with default field values.

Configuration Settings (DCAuth 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.

DCAuth Configuration Settings

DataURL:   (obsolete) The DataURL parameter to pass to the signer.

(obsolete) The DataURL parameter to pass to the signer.

GoURL:   (obsolete) The GoURL parameter to pass to the signer.

(obsolete) The GoURL parameter to pass to the signer.

RequireDefinedSignCert:   (obsolete) The RequireDefinedSignCert parameter to pass to the signer.

(obsolete) The RequireDefinedSignCert parameter to pass to the signer.

SchemeParams:   The algorithm scheme parameters to employ.

Use this property to specify the parameters of the algorithm scheme if needed.

TBD

SessionID:   (obsolete) The SessionID parameter to pass to the signer.

(obsolete) The SessionID parameter to pass to the signer.

TokenName:   The TokenName parameter to pass to the signer.

(obsolete) The TokenName parameter to pass to the signer.

TokensLibraries:   (obsolete) The TokensLibraries parameter to pass to the signer.

(obsolete) The TokensLibraries parameter to pass to the signer.

Base Configuration Settings

CheckKeyIntegrityBeforeUse:   Enables or disable private key integrity check before use.

This global property enables or disables private key material check before each signing operation. This slows down performance a bit, but prevents a selection of attacks on RSA keys where keys with unknown origins are used.

You can switch this property off to improve performance if your project only uses known, good private keys.

CookieCaching:   Specifies whether a cookie cache should be used for HTTP(S) transports.

Set this property to enable or disable cookies caching for the component.

Supported values are:

offNo caching (default)
localLocal caching (supported for HTTPClient, RESTClient and SOAPClient only)
globalGlobal caching

Cookies:   Gets or sets local cookies for the component (supported for HTTPClient, RESTClient and SOAPClient only).

Use this property to get cookies from the internal cookie storage of the component and/or restore them back between application sessions.

DefDeriveKeyIterations:   Specifies the default key derivation algorithm iteration count.

This global property sets the default number of iterations for all supported key derivation algorithms. Note that you can provide the required number of iterations by using properties of the relevant key generation component; this global setting is used in scenarios where specific iteration count is not or cannot be provided.

EnableClientSideSSLFFDHE:   Enables or disables finite field DHE key exchange support in TLS clients.

This global property enables or disables support for finite field DHE key exchange methods in TLS clients. FF DHE is a slower algorithm if compared to EC DHE; enabling it may result in slower connections.

This setting only applies to sessions negotiated with TLS version 1.3.

GlobalCookies:   Gets or sets global cookies for all the HTTP transports.

Use this property to get cookies from the GLOBAL cookie storage or restore them back between application sessions. These cookies will be used by all the components that have its CookieCaching property set to "global".

HttpUserAgent:   Specifies the user agent name to be used by all HTTP clients.

This global setting defines the User-Agent field of the HTTP request provides information about the software that initiates the request. This value will be used by all the HTTP clients including the ones used internally in other components.

LogDestination:   Specifies the debug log destination.

Contains a comma-separated list of values that specifies where debug log should be dumped.

Supported values are:

fileFile
consoleConsole
systemlogSystem Log (supported for Android only)
debuggerDebugger (supported for VCL for Windows and .Net)

LogDetails:   Specifies the debug log details to dump.

Contains a comma-separated list of values that specifies which debug log details to dump.

Supported values are:

timeCurrent time
levelLevel
packagePackage name
moduleModule name
classClass name
methodMethod name
threadidThread Id
contenttypeContent type
contentContent
allAll details

LogFile:   Specifies the debug log filename.

Use this property to provide a path to the log file.

LogFilters:   Specifies the debug log filters.

Contains a comma-separated list of value pairs ("name:value") that describe filters.

Supported filter names are:

exclude-packageExclude a package specified in the value
exclude-moduleExclude a module specified in the value
exclude-classExclude a class specified in the value
exclude-methodExclude a method specified in the value
include-packageInclude a package specified in the value
include-moduleInclude a module specified in the value
include-classInclude a class specified in the value
include-methodInclude a method specified in the value

LogFlushMode:   Specifies the log flush mode.

Use this property to set the log flush mode. The following values are defined:

noneNo flush (caching only)
immediateImmediate flush (real-time logging)
maxcountFlush cached entries upon reaching LogMaxEventCount entries in the cache.

LogLevel:   Specifies the debug log level.

Use this property to provide the desired debug log level.

Supported values are:

noneNone (by default)
fatalSevere errors that cause premature termination.
errorOther runtime errors or unexpected conditions.
warningUse of deprecated APIs, poor use of API, 'almost' errors, other runtime situations that are undesirable or unexpected, but not necessarily "wrong".
infoInteresting runtime events (startup/shutdown).
debugDetailed information on flow of through the system.
traceMore detailed information.

LogMaxEventCount:   Specifies the maximum number of events to cache before further action is taken.

Use this property to specify the log event number threshold. This threshold may have different effects, depending on the rotation setting and/or the flush mode.

The default value of this setting is 100.

LogRotationMode:   Specifies the log rotation mode.

Use this property to set the log rotation mode. The following values are defined:

noneNo rotation
deleteolderDelete older entries from the cache upon reaching LogMaxEventCount
keepolderKeep older entries in the cache upon reaching LogMaxEventCount (newer entries are discarded)

MaxASN1BufferLength:   Specifies the maximal allowed length for ASN.1 primitive tag data.

This global property limits the maximal allowed length for ASN.1 tag data for non-content-carrying structures, such as certificates, CRLs, or timestamps. It does not affect structures that can carry content, such as CMS/CAdES messages. This is a security property aiming at preventing DoS attacks.

MaxASN1TreeDepth:   Specifies the maximal depth for processed ASN.1 trees.

This global property limits the maximal depth of ASN.1 trees that the component can handle without throwing an error. This is a security property aiming at preventing DoS attacks.

OCSPHashAlgorithm:   Specifies the hash algorithm to be used to identify certificates in OCSP requests.

This global setting defines the hash algorithm to use in OCSP requests during chain validation. Some OCSP responders can only use older algorithms, in which case setting this property to SHA1 may be helpful.

Tag:   Allows to store any custom data.

Use this config property to store any custom data.

UseSharedSystemStorages:   Specifies whether the validation engine should use a global per-process copy of the system certificate stores.

Set this global property to false to make each validation run use its own copy of system certificate stores.

UseSystemOAEPAndPSS:   Enforces or disables the use of system-driven RSA OAEP and PSS computations.

This global setting defines who is responsible for performing RSA-OAEP and RSA-PSS computations where the private key is stored in a Windows system store and is exportable. If set to true, SBB will delegate the computations to Windows via a CryptoAPI call. Otherwise, it will export the key material and perform the computations using its own OAEP/PSS implementation.

This setting only applies to certificates originating from a Windows system store.

UseSystemRandom:   Enables or disables the use of the OS PRNG.

Use this global property to enable or disable the use of operating system-driven pseudorandom number generation.

Trappable Errors (DCAuth Component)

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