CAPICOM Versions

[CAPICOM 2.1.0.2 is available for use in the following operating systems: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Instead, use the .NET Framework to implement security features. For more information, see Alternatives to Using CAPICOM.]

CAPICOM 1.0 provides the following functionality:

  • Generation and verification of PKCS #7 based digital signatures
  • Encryption and decryption of data by using certificates
  • Encryption and decryption of data by using passwords

CAPICOM 2.0 includes the functionality of CAPICOM 1.0 and adds the following functionality:

  • Generation and verification of Authenticode digital signatures
  • Support for file-based credentials
  • Robust certificate store searching
  • Generation of hashes of arbitrary data
  • Support for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm
  • Support for advanced certificate properties, such as Policies and Templates

To determine which methods and properties are supported on the various platforms, consult the reference topics for the CAPICOM objects. The CAPICOM 2.0 redistributable is available from Platform SDK Redistributable: CAPICOM.

 

 

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