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  • i heard people use HMAC to generate hash in web api. is it used only for hasing or is it any kind of authentication system

    tell me HMAC is authentication system used for web api ?

    if not then what auth would be consider when people use HMAC in web api ?

    see below few article links

    http://bitoftech.net/2014/12/15/secure-asp-net-web-api-using-api-key-authentication-hmac-authentication/

    http://www.codeguru.com/csharp/.net/net_asp/learn-to-secure-an-asp.net-web-api-using-hmac.html

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/38603274/how-do-i-implement-hmac-authentication-for-asp-net-4-0-web-api-1

    https://forums.asp.net/t/2051660.aspx?Accessing+WebApi+with+HMAC+authentication+in+C+

    why people are saying HMAC authentication ? actually HMAC is used to generate secure hash value of any string data.

    please guide me. thanks

    thanks

    • Moved by Sabah ShariqMVP Tuesday, November 29, 2016 11:12 AM Related to ASP.Net
    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:35 AM

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  • Hi Mou,

    This is Visual C# forum as your issue is related to Web please post your question into ASP.Net forum for getting quick response. I am moving thread to off-topic.

    https://forums.asp.net/


    Thanks,
    Sabah Shariq

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    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 11:12 AM