CngProvider Class
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CngProvider Class

 

Encapsulates the name of a key storage provider (KSP) for use with Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) objects.

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

System.Object
  System.Security.Cryptography.CngProvider

[SerializableAttribute]
[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, MayLeakOnAbort = true)]
public sealed class CngProvider : IEquatable<CngProvider>

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodCngProvider(String)

Initializes a new instance of the CngProvider class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticMicrosoftSmartCardKeyStorageProvider

Gets a CngProvider object that specifies the Microsoft Smart Card Key Storage Provider.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySystem_CAPS_staticMicrosoftSoftwareKeyStorageProvider

Gets a CngProvider object that specifies the Microsoft Software Key Storage Provider.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyProvider

Gets the name of the key storage provider (KSP) that the current CngProvider object specifies.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(CngProvider)

Compares the specified CngProvider object to the current CngProvider object.

System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Compares the specified object to the current CngProvider object.(Overrides Object.Equals(Object).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Generates a hash value for the name of the key storage provider (KSP) that is embedded in the current CngProvider object.(Overrides Object.GetHashCode().)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Gets the name of the key storage provider (KSP) that the current CngProvider object specifies.(Overrides Object.ToString().)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticEquality(CngProvider, CngProvider)

Determines whether two CngProvider objects specify the same key storage provider (KSP).

System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticInequality(CngProvider, CngProvider)

Determines whether two CngProvider objects do not represent the same key storage provider (KSP).

The CngProvider class is a utility class. It consists of static properties, comparison methods, and a private, internally maintained string that specifies a key storage provider.

The static properties return CngProvider objects. Each object's internal string is initialized to the provider name that corresponds to the name of the static property.

You can also use this class to create objects for provider types that are not covered by the static properties.

Several CNG classes (such as CngKey) accept CngProvider objects through a provider parameter. When the class receives the CngProvider object, it retrieves the embedded provider name by calling the object's Provider property.

Therefore, CngProvider serves as an enumeration of well-known providers. It lets you identify a provider by using a strongly typed value instead of a string.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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