NCryptSignHash function

The NCryptSignHash function creates a signature of a hash value.

Syntax


SECURITY_STATUS WINAPI NCryptSignHash(
  _In_      NCRYPT_KEY_HANDLE hKey,
  _In_opt_  VOID *pPaddingInfo,
  _In_      PBYTE pbHashValue,
  _In_      DWORD cbHashValue,
  _Out_     PBYTE pbSignature,
  _In_      DWORD cbSignature,
  _Out_     DWORD *pcbResult,
  _In_      DWORD dwFlags
);

Parameters

hKey [in]

The handle of the key to use to sign the hash.

pPaddingInfo [in, optional]

A pointer to a structure that contains padding information. The actual type of structure this parameter points to depends on the value of the dwFlags parameter. This parameter is only used with asymmetric keys and must be NULL otherwise.

pbHashValue [in]

A pointer to a buffer that contains the hash value to sign. The cbInput parameter contains the size of this buffer.

cbHashValue [in]

The number of bytes in the pbHashValue buffer to sign.

pbSignature [out]

The address of a buffer to receive the signature produced by this function. The cbSignature parameter contains the size of this buffer.

If this parameter is NULL, this function will calculate the size required for the signature and return the size in the location pointed to by the pcbResult parameter.

cbSignature [in]

The size, in bytes, of the pbSignature buffer. This parameter is ignored if the pbSignature parameter is NULL.

pcbResult [out]

A pointer to a DWORD variable that receives the number of bytes copied to the pbSignature buffer.

If pbSignature is NULL, this receives the size, in bytes, required for the signature.

dwFlags [in]

Flags that modify function behavior. The allowed set of flags depends on the type of key specified by the hKey parameter.

If the key is a symmetric key, this parameter is not used and should be set to zero.

If the key is an asymmetric key, this can be one of the following values.

ValueMeaning
BCRYPT_PAD_PKCS1

Use the PKCS1 padding scheme. The pPaddingInfo parameter is a pointer to a BCRYPT_PKCS1_PADDING_INFO structure.

BCRYPT_PAD_PSS

Use the Probabilistic Signature Scheme (PSS) padding scheme. The pPaddingInfo parameter is a pointer to a BCRYPT_PSS_PADDING_INFO structure.

NCRYPT_SILENT_FLAG

Requests that the key service provider (KSP) not display any user interface. If the provider must display the UI to operate, the call fails and the KSP should set the NTE_SILENT_CONTEXT error code as the last error.

 

Return value

Returns a status code that indicates the success or failure of the function.

Possible return codes include, but are not limited to, the following.

Return codeDescription
ERROR_SUCCESS

The function was successful.

NTE_BAD_ALGID

The key represented by the hKey parameter does not support signing.

NTE_BAD_FLAGS

The dwFlags parameter contains a value that is not valid.

NTE_INVALID_HANDLE

The hKey parameter is not valid.

NTE_INVALID_PARAMETER

One or more parameters are not valid.

NTE_NO_MEMORY

A memory allocation failure occurred.

 

Remarks

A service must not call this function from its StartService Function. If a service calls this function from its StartService function, a deadlock can occur, and the service may stop responding.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]

Header

Ncrypt.h

Library

Ncrypt.lib

DLL

Ncrypt.dll

 

 

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