Implements password-based key derivation functionality, PBKDF2, by using a pseudo-random number generator based on HMACSHA1.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Rfc2898DeriveBytes(String, Byte)||Initializes a new instance of the class using a password and salt to derive the key.|
|Rfc2898DeriveBytes(Byte, Byte, Int32)||Initializes a new instance of the class using a password, a salt, and number of iterations to derive the key.|
|Rfc2898DeriveBytes(String, Byte, Int32)||Initializes a new instance of the class using a password, a salt, and number of iterations to derive the key.|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetBytes||Returns a pseudo-random key from a password, salt and iteration count. (Overrides DeriveBytes.GetBytes(Int32).)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Reset||Resets the state of the operation. (Overrides DeriveBytes.Reset().)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
takes a password, a salt, and an iteration count, and then generates keys through calls to the GetBytes method.
RFC 2898 includes methods for creating a key and initialization vector (IV) from a password and salt. You can use PBKDF2, a password-based key derivation function, to derive keys using a pseudo-random function that allows keys of virtually unlimited length to be generated. The class can be used to produce a derived key from a base key and other parameters. In a password-based key derivation function, the base key is a password and the other parameters are a salt value and an iteration count.
For more information about PBKDF2, see RFC 2898, "PKCS #5: Password-Based Cryptography Specification Version 2.0," available on the Request for Comments Web site. See section 5.2, "PBKDF2," for complete details.
Never hard-code a password within your source code. Hard-coded passwords can be retrieved from an assembly by using the Microsoft Intermediate Language Disassembler (Ildasm.exe), by using a hexadecimal editor, or by simply opening up the assembly in a text editor such as Notepad.exe.
The following example demonstrates how to use the class to encrypt an isolated storage file. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the AesManaged class.