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MachineKey.Encode Method

Note: This API is now obsolete.

Encrypts data and/or appends a hash-based message authentication code (HMAC).

Namespace:  System.Web.Security
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

'Declaration
<ObsoleteAttribute("This method is obsolete and is only provided for compatibility with existing code. It is recommended that new code use the Protect and Unprotect methods instead.")> _
Public Shared Function Encode ( _
	data As Byte(), _
	protectionOption As MachineKeyProtection _
) As String

Parameters

data
Type: System.Byte()

The data to encrypt.

protectionOption
Type: System.Web.Security.MachineKeyProtection

Indicates whether the data parameter should be encrypted and/or hashed.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The encrypted value, the input value with an HMAC appended, or the result of encrypting the input value with an HMAC appended.

For information about which encryption and hashing algorithms ASP.NET uses to decrypt and validate the data that is passed in, see machineKey Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema).

For a code example, see the MachineKey class overview.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.2

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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