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KeyedHashAlgorithm Class

Updated: March 2011

Represents the abstract class from which all implementations of keyed hash algorithms must derive.

Namespace:  System.Security.Cryptography
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public abstract class KeyedHashAlgorithm : HashAlgorithm

Hash functions map binary strings of an arbitrary length to small binary strings of a fixed length. A cryptographic hash function has the property that it is computationally infeasible to find two distinct inputs that hash to the same value. Small changes to the data result in large, unpredictable changes in the hash.

A keyed hash algorithm is a key-dependent, one-way hash function used as a message authentication code. Only someone who knows the key can verify the hash. Keyed hash algorithms provide authenticity without secrecy.

Hash functions are commonly used with digital signatures and for data integrity. The HMACSHA1 class is an example of a keyed hash algorithm.

The following code example demonstrates how to derive from the KeyedHashAlgorithm class.

using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography;

public class TestHMACMD5
{
    static private void PrintByteArray(Byte[] arr)
    {
        int i;
        Console.WriteLine("Length: " + arr.Length);
        for (i = 0; i < arr.Length; i++)
        {
            Console.Write("{0:X}", arr[i]);
            Console.Write("    ");
            if ((i + 9) % 8 == 0) Console.WriteLine();
        }
        if (i % 8 != 0) Console.WriteLine();
    }
    public static void Main()
    {
        // Create a key.
        byte[] key1 = { 0x0b, 0x0b, 0x0b, 0x0b, 0x0b, 0x0b, 0x0b, 0x0b, 0x0b, 0x0b, 0x0b, 0x0b, 0x0b, 0x0b, 0x0b, 0x0b };
        // Pass the key to the constructor of the HMACMD5 class.  
        HMACMD5 hmac1 = new HMACMD5(key1);

        // Create another key.
        byte[] key2 = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes("KeyString");
        // Pass the key to the constructor of the HMACMD5 class.  
        HMACMD5 hmac2 = new HMACMD5(key2);

        // Encode a string into a byte array, create a hash of the array, 
        // and print the hash to the screen.
        byte[] data1 = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes("Hi There");
        PrintByteArray(hmac1.ComputeHash(data1));

        // Encode a string into a byte array, create a hash of the array, 
        // and print the hash to the screen.
        byte[] data2 = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes("This data will be hashed.");
        PrintByteArray(hmac2.ComputeHash(data2));
    }
}
public class HMACMD5 : KeyedHashAlgorithm
{
    private MD5 hash1;
    private MD5 hash2;
    private bool bHashing = false;

    private byte[] rgbInner = new byte[64];
    private byte[] rgbOuter = new byte[64];

    public HMACMD5(byte[] rgbKey)
    {
        HashSizeValue = 128;
        // Create the hash algorithms.
        hash1 = MD5.Create();
        hash2 = MD5.Create();
        // Get the key. 
        if (rgbKey.Length > 64)
        {
            KeyValue = hash1.ComputeHash(rgbKey);
            // No need to call Initialize; ComputeHash does it automatically.
        }
        else
        {
            KeyValue = (byte[])rgbKey.Clone();
        }
        // Compute rgbInner and rgbOuter. 
        int i = 0;
        for (i = 0; i < 64; i++)
        {
            rgbInner[i] = 0x36;
            rgbOuter[i] = 0x5C;
        }
        for (i = 0; i < KeyValue.Length; i++)
        {
            rgbInner[i] ^= KeyValue[i];
            rgbOuter[i] ^= KeyValue[i];
        }
    }

    public override byte[] Key
    {
        get { return (byte[])KeyValue.Clone(); }
        set
        {
            if (bHashing)
            {
                throw new Exception("Cannot change key during hash operation");
            }
            if (value.Length > 64)
            {
                KeyValue = hash1.ComputeHash(value);
                // No need to call Initialize; ComputeHash does it automatically.
            }
            else
            {
                KeyValue = (byte[])value.Clone();
            }
            // Compute rgbInner and rgbOuter. 
            int i = 0;
            for (i = 0; i < 64; i++)
            {
                rgbInner[i] = 0x36;
                rgbOuter[i] = 0x5C;
            }
            for (i = 0; i < KeyValue.Length; i++)
            {
                rgbInner[i] ^= KeyValue[i];
                rgbOuter[i] ^= KeyValue[i];
            }
        }
    }
    public override void Initialize()
    {
        hash1.Initialize();
        hash2.Initialize();
        bHashing = false;
    }
    protected override void HashCore(byte[] rgb, int ib, int cb)
    {
        if (bHashing == false)
        {
            hash1.TransformBlock(rgbInner, 0, 64, rgbInner, 0);
            bHashing = true;
        }
        hash1.TransformBlock(rgb, ib, cb, rgb, ib);
    }

    protected override byte[] HashFinal()
    {
        if (bHashing == false)
        {
            hash1.TransformBlock(rgbInner, 0, 64, rgbInner, 0);
            bHashing = true;
        }
        // Finalize the original hash.
        hash1.TransformFinalBlock(new byte[0], 0, 0);
        // Write the outer array.
        hash2.TransformBlock(rgbOuter, 0, 64, rgbOuter, 0);
        // Write the inner hash and finalize the hash.
        hash2.TransformFinalBlock(hash1.Hash, 0, hash1.Hash.Length);
        bHashing = false;
        return hash2.Hash;
    }
}

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Date

History

Reason

March 2011

Replaced the example.

Information enhancement.

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