Encapsulates the name of a key storage provider (KSP) for use with Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) objects.
Assembly: System.Core (in System.Core.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|MicrosoftSmartCardKeyStorageProvider||Gets a object that specifies the Microsoft Smart Card Key Storage Provider.|
|MicrosoftSoftwareKeyStorageProvider||Gets a object that specifies the Microsoft Software Key Storage Provider.|
|Provider||Gets the name of the key storage provider (KSP) that the current object specifies.|
|Equals(CngProvider)||Compares the specified object to the current object.|
|Equals(Object)||Compares the specified object to the current object. (Overrides Object.Equals(Object).)|
|GetHashCode||Generates a hash value for the name of the key storage provider (KSP) that is embedded in the current object. (Overrides Object.GetHashCode().)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Gets the name of the key storage provider (KSP) that the current object specifies. (Overrides Object.ToString().)|
The 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 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 objects through a provider parameter. When the class receives the object, it retrieves the embedded provider name by calling the object's Provider property.
Therefore, serves as an enumeration of well-known providers. It lets you identify a provider by using a strongly typed value instead of a string.
The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: MayLeakOnAbort. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.