DataProtector.ProviderProtect Method (Byte[])

.NET Framework (current version)

Specifies the delegate method in the derived class that the Protect method in the base class calls back into.

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

protected abstract byte[] ProviderProtect(
	byte[] userData


Type: System.Byte[]

The data to be encrypted.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte[]

A byte array that contains the encrypted data.

The following example shows an implementation of the ProviderProtect method. It is part of a larger code example for the DataProtector class.

// To allow a service to hand out instances of a DataProtector we demand unrestricted DataProtectionPermission 
// in the constructor, but Assert the permission when ProviderProtect is called.  This is similar to FileStream
// where access is checked at time of creation, not time of use.
[DataProtectionPermission(SecurityAction.Assert, ProtectData = true)]
protected override byte[] ProviderProtect(byte[] userData)

    // Delegate to ProtectedData
    ProtectedMemory.Protect(userData, Scope);
    return userData;

.NET Framework
Available since 4.5
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