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PasswordDeriveBytes Constructor (String, Byte[], String, Int32)

Initializes a new instance of the PasswordDeriveBytes class with the password, key salt, hash name, and number of iterations to use to derive the key.

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

new : 
        strPassword:string * 
        rgbSalt:byte[] * 
        strHashName:string * 
        iterations:int -> PasswordDeriveBytes


Type: System.String
The password for which to derive the key.
Type: System.Byte[]
The key salt to use to derive the key.
Type: System.String
The name of the hash algorithm for the operation.
Type: System.Int32
The number of iterations for the operation.

Security noteSecurity Note

Never hard-code a password within your source code. Hard coded passwords can be retrieved from an assembly using the Ildasm.exe (MSIL Disassembler) tool, a hex editor, or by simply opening up the assembly in a text editor like notepad.exe.

For a list of hash algorithm names, see the CryptoConfig class.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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