HMACMD5 Class

 

Computes a Hash-based Message Authentication Code (HMAC) by using the MD5 hash function.

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


<ComVisibleAttribute(True)>
Public Class HMACMD5
	Inherits HMAC

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodHMACMD5()

Initializes a new instance of the HMACMD5 class by using a randomly generated key.

System_CAPS_pubmethodHMACMD5(Byte())

Initializes a new instance of the HMACMD5 class by using the specified key.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_protpropertyBlockSizeValue

Gets or sets the block size to use in the hash value.(Inherited from HMAC.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCanReuseTransform

Gets a value indicating whether the current transform can be reused.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCanTransformMultipleBlocks

When overridden in a derived class, gets a value indicating whether multiple blocks can be transformed.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHash

Gets the value of the computed hash code.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHashName

Gets or sets the name of the hash algorithm to use for hashing.(Inherited from HMAC.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHashSize

Gets the size, in bits, of the computed hash code.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyInputBlockSize

When overridden in a derived class, gets the input block size.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyKey

Gets or sets the key to use in the hash algorithm.(Inherited from HMAC.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyOutputBlockSize

When overridden in a derived class, gets the output block size.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodClear()

Releases all resources used by the HashAlgorithm class.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodComputeHash(Byte())

Computes the hash value for the specified byte array.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodComputeHash(Byte(), Int32, Int32)

Computes the hash value for the specified region of the specified byte array.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodComputeHash(Stream)

Computes the hash value for the specified Stream object.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodDispose()

Releases all resources used by the current instance of the HashAlgorithm class.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

System_CAPS_protmethodDispose(Boolean)

Releases the unmanaged resources used by the HMAC class when a key change is legitimate and optionally releases the managed resources.(Inherited from HMAC.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

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

System_CAPS_protmethodHashCore(Byte(), Int32, Int32)

When overridden in a derived class, routes data written to the object into the default HMAC hash algorithm for computing the hash value.(Inherited from HMAC.)

System_CAPS_protmethodHashFinal()

When overridden in a derived class, finalizes the hash computation after the last data is processed by the cryptographic stream object.(Inherited from HMAC.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodInitialize()

Initializes an instance of the default implementation of HMAC.(Inherited from HMAC.)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodTransformBlock(Byte(), Int32, Int32, Byte(), Int32)

Computes the hash value for the specified region of the input byte array and copies the specified region of the input byte array to the specified region of the output byte array.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodTransformFinalBlock(Byte(), Int32, Int32)

Computes the hash value for the specified region of the specified byte array.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_protfieldHashSizeValue

Represents the size, in bits, of the computed hash code.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

System_CAPS_protfieldHashValue

Represents the value of the computed hash code.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

System_CAPS_protfieldKeyValue

The key to use in the hash algorithm.(Inherited from KeyedHashAlgorithm.)

System_CAPS_protfieldState

Represents the state of the hash computation.(Inherited from HashAlgorithm.)

HMACMD5 is a type of keyed hash algorithm that is constructed from the Message Digest Algorithm 5 (MD5) hash function and used as a Hash-based Message Authentication Code (HMAC). The HMAC process mixes a secret key with the message data, hashes the result with the hash function, mixes that hash value with the secret key again, and then applies the hash function a second time. The output hash is 128 bits in length.

An HMAC can be used to determine whether a message sent over an insecure channel has been tampered with, provided that the sender and receiver share a secret key. The sender computes the hash value for the original data and sends both the original data and hash value as a single message. The receiver recalculates the hash value on the received message and checks that the computed HMAC matches the transmitted HMAC.

Any change to the data or the hash value results in a mismatch, because knowledge of the secret key is required to change the message and reproduce the correct hash value. Therefore, if the original and computed hash values match, the message is authenticated.

MD5 is a cryptographic hash algorithm developed at RSA Laboratories. HMACMD5 accepts keys of any size, and produces a hash sequence that is 128 bits in length.

The following example shows how to sign a file by using the HMACMD5 object and then how to verify the file.

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Security.Cryptography

Public Class HMACMD5example

    Public Shared Sub Main(ByVal Fileargs() As String)
        Dim dataFile As String
        Dim signedFile As String
        'If no file names are specified, create them.
        If Fileargs.Length < 2 Then
            dataFile = "text.txt"
            signedFile = "signedFile.enc"

            If Not File.Exists(dataFile) Then
                ' Create a file to write to.
                Using sw As StreamWriter = File.CreateText(dataFile)
                    sw.WriteLine("Here is a message to sign")
                End Using
            End If

        Else
            dataFile = Fileargs(0)
            signedFile = Fileargs(1)
        End If
        Try
            ' Create a random key using a random number generator. This would be the
            '  secret key shared by sender and receiver.
            Dim secretkey() As Byte = New [Byte](63) {}
            'RNGCryptoServiceProvider is an implementation of a random number generator.
            Using rng As New RNGCryptoServiceProvider()
                ' The array is now filled with cryptographically strong random bytes.
                rng.GetBytes(secretkey)

                ' Use the secret key to encode the message file.
                SignFile(secretkey, dataFile, signedFile)

                ' Take the encoded file and decode
                VerifyFile(secretkey, signedFile)
            End Using
        Catch e As IOException
            Console.WriteLine("Error: File not found", e)
        End Try

    End Sub 'Main

    ' Computes a keyed hash for a source file and creates a target file with the keyed hash
    ' prepended to the contents of the source file. 
    Public Shared Sub SignFile(ByVal key() As Byte, ByVal sourceFile As String, ByVal destFile As String)
        ' Initialize the keyed hash object.
        Using myhmac As New HMACMD5(key)
            Using inStream As New FileStream(sourceFile, FileMode.Open)
                Using outStream As New FileStream(destFile, FileMode.Create)
                    ' Compute the hash of the input file.
                    Dim hashValue As Byte() = myhmac.ComputeHash(inStream)
                    ' Reset inStream to the beginning of the file.
                    inStream.Position = 0
                    ' Write the computed hash value to the output file.
                    outStream.Write(hashValue, 0, hashValue.Length)
                    ' Copy the contents of the sourceFile to the destFile.
                    Dim bytesRead As Integer
                    ' read 1K at a time
                    Dim buffer(1023) As Byte
                    Do
                        ' Read from the wrapping CryptoStream.
                        bytesRead = inStream.Read(buffer, 0, 1024)
                        outStream.Write(buffer, 0, bytesRead)
                    Loop While bytesRead > 0
                End Using
            End Using
        End Using
        Return

    End Sub 'SignFile
    ' end SignFile

    ' Compares the key in the source file with a new key created for the data portion of the file. If the keys 
    ' compare the data has not been tampered with.
    Public Shared Function VerifyFile(ByVal key() As Byte, ByVal sourceFile As String) As Boolean
        Dim err As Boolean = False
        ' Initialize the keyed hash object. 
        Using hmac As New HMACMD5(key)
            ' Create an array to hold the keyed hash value read from the file.
            Dim storedHash(hmac.HashSize / 8) As Byte
            ' Create a FileStream for the source file.
            Using inStream As New FileStream(sourceFile, FileMode.Open)
                ' Read in the storedHash.
                inStream.Read(storedHash, 0, storedHash.Length - 1)
                ' Compute the hash of the remaining contents of the file.
                ' The stream is properly positioned at the beginning of the content, 
                ' immediately after the stored hash value.
                Dim computedHash As Byte() = hmac.ComputeHash(inStream)
                ' compare the computed hash with the stored value
                Dim i As Integer
                For i = 0 To storedHash.Length - 2
                    If computedHash(i) <> storedHash(i) Then
                        err = True
                    End If
                Next i
            End Using
        End Using
        If err Then
            Console.WriteLine("Hash values differ! Signed file has been tampered with!")
            Return False
        Else
            Console.WriteLine("Hash values agree -- no tampering occurred.")
            Return True
        End If

    End Function 'VerifyFile 
End Class 'HMACMD5example 'end VerifyFile
'end class

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

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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