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CAPICOM SetSecret algorithm needed

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  • We are using Microsoft's CAPICOM's encode API to encrypt a message in our projects. Since support for CAPICOM is being discontinued, I am replacing CAPICOM with an alternative. I am considering CryptEncrypt function as an alternative but the API looks very different from CAPICOM's that we are currently using. We are using SetSecret method from CAPICOM

    IEncryptedDataPtr enc(__uuidof(EncryptedData));
     HRESULT hr = enc->SetSecret("***secretPassword***", CAPICOM_SECRET_PASSWORD);

    I am not able to find an alternative way to do what SetSecret does. Could you please give me the algorithm that SetSecret uses to derive a session key? Any other help/suggestion will be appreciated as well.

    • Moved by Shu 2017 Monday, November 10, 2014 12:15 PM
    Friday, November 7, 2014 4:10 PM

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  • Hi Raj,

    Thanks for posting in MSDN forum.

    But this forum is discuss issues regarding the C++ language, compiler, and linker. This forum covers all standardized languages, extensions, and interop technologies supported by Visual C++. So I will move this thread to where is the forum for... Thanks for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Shu Hu


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    Monday, November 10, 2014 12:14 PM
  • Thanks Shu for moving the thread. I wasn't sure if I was posting at the right place. Could someone please help me identify the right place to post my question?

    Monday, November 10, 2014 4:21 PM
  • Might try them over here.

    Windows Desktop Dev forums on MSDN

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

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    Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:26 PM
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