PublicKey DataFlex Reference Documentation

PublicKey

Contains an RSA, DSA, or ECC public key. Provides methods for importing and exporting to/from PEM, DER, PKCS8, PKCS1, and XML formats. Public keys can be imported/exported to both memory and files.

Object Creation

Handle hoPublicKey
Get Create(RefClass(cComPublicKey)) to hoPublicKey

Properties

Function ComDebugLogFilePath Returns String
Procedure Set ComDebugLogFilePath String value

If set to a file path, causes each Chilkat method or property call to automatically append it's LastErrorText to the specified log file. The information is appended such that if a hang or crash occurs, it is possible to see the context in which the problem occurred, as well as a history of all Chilkat calls up to the point of the problem. The VerboseLogging property can be set to provide more detailed information.

This property is typically used for debugging the rare cases where a Chilkat method call hangs or generates an exception that halts program execution (i.e. crashes). A hang or crash should generally never happen. The typical causes of a hang are:

  1. a timeout related property was set to 0 to explicitly indicate that an infinite timeout is desired,
  2. the hang is actually a hang within an event callback (i.e. it is a hang within the application code), or
  3. there is an internal problem (bug) in the Chilkat code that causes the hang.

Function ComKeySize Returns Integer

Introduced in version 9.5.0.67

Gets the size (in bits) of the public key. For example: 1024, 2048, etc.

Function ComKeyType Returns String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

The type of public key. Can be "empty", "rsa", "dsa", or "ecc".

Function ComLastBinaryResult Returns Variant

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

The binary data returned by the last (binary data returning) method called. Only available if Chilkat.Global.KeepBinaryResult is set to True. This provides a means for obtaining large varbinary results in the SQL Server environment (where limitations exist in getting large amounts of data returned by method calls, but where temp tables can be used for binary properties).

Function ComLastErrorHtml Returns String

Provides information in HTML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

Function ComLastErrorText Returns String

Provides information in plain-text format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

Concept of LastErrorText

LastErrorText Standard Information

Function ComLastErrorXml Returns String

Provides information in XML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

Function ComLastMethodSuccess Returns Boolean
Procedure Set ComLastMethodSuccess Boolean value

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Indicate whether the last method call succeeded or failed. A value of True indicates success, a value of False indicates failure. This property is automatically set for method calls. It is not modified by property accesses. The property is automatically set to indicate success for the following types of method calls:

  • Any method that returns a string.
  • Any method returning a Chilkat object, binary bytes, or a date/time.
  • Any method returning a standard boolean status value where success = True and failure = False.
  • Any method returning an integer where failure is defined by a return value less than zero.

Note: Methods that do not fit the above requirements will always set this property equal to True. For example, a method that returns no value (such as a "void" in C++) will technically always succeed.

Function ComLastStringResult Returns String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

The string return value of the last (string returning) method called. Only available if Chilkat.Global.KeepStringResult is set to True. This provides a means for obtaining large string results in the SQL Server environment (where limitations exist in getting long strings returned by method calls, but where temp tables can be used for string properties).

Long Strings Returned by ActiveX Methods in SQL Server

Function ComLastStringResultLen Returns Integer

Introduced in version 9.5.0.53

The length, in characters, of the string contained in the LastStringResult property.

Function ComVerboseLogging Returns Boolean
Procedure Set ComVerboseLogging Boolean value

If set to True, then the contents of LastErrorText (or LastErrorXml, or LastErrorHtml) may contain more verbose information. The default value is False. Verbose logging should only be used for debugging. The potentially large quantity of logged information may adversely affect peformance.

Function ComVersion Returns String

Version of the component/library, such as "9.5.0.63"

Methods

Function ComGetDer Boolean preferPkcs1 Returns Variant

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Returns the public key in binary DER format. If the key type (such as RSA) supports both PKCS1 and PKCS8 formats, then preferPkcs1 determine which format is returned.

Returns null on failure

Function ComGetEncoded Boolean preferPkcs1 String encoding Returns String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Returns the public key in DER format as an encoded string (such as base64 or hex). If the key type (such as RSA) supports both PKCS1 and PKCS8 formats, then preferPkcs1 determine which format is returned. The encoding specifies the encoding, which is typically "base64".

Returns null on failure

Function ComGetJwk Returns String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.66

Gets the public key in JWK (JSON Web Key) format.

RSA public keys have this JWK format:

         {"kty":"RSA",
          "n": "0vx7agoebGcQSuuPiLJXZptN9 ... U8awapJzKnqDKgw",
          "e":"AQAB"}

ECC public keys have this JWK format:

         {"kty":"EC",
          "crv":"P-256",
          "x":"MKBCTNIcKUSDii11ySs3526iDZ8AiTo7Tu6KPAqv7D4",
          "y":"4Etl6SRW2YiLUrN5vfvVHuhp7x8PxltmWWlbbM4IFyM"}

Returns null on failure

Get ECC Public Key in JWK Format (JSON Web Key)

Get RSA Public Key in JWK Format (JSON Web Key)

Function ComGetJwkThumbprint String hashAlg Returns String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.66

Returns the JWK thumbprint for the public key. This is the thumbprint of the JSON Web Key (JWK) as per RFC 7638.

Returns null on failure

Compute JWK Thumbprint for RSA and EC Public Keys

Function ComGetOpenSslDer Returns Variant

This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call GetDer with preference for PKCS8 instead.

Gets the public key in PKCS8 DER format.

Returns null on failure

Function ComGetOpenSslPem Returns String

This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call GetPem with preference for PKCS8 instead.

Gets the public key in PKCS8 PEM format.

Returns null on failure

Function ComGetPem Boolean preferPkcs1 Returns String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Returns the public key in PEM format. If the key type (such as RSA) supports both PKCS1 and PKCS8 formats, then preferPkcs1 determine which format is returned.

Returns null on failure

Function ComGetPkcs1ENC String encoding Returns String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52
This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call GetEncoded with preference for PKCS1 instead.

Gets the public key in PKCS1 format and returns in an encoded string, as specified by the encoding argument.

Returns null on failure

Supported Binary Encodings

Function ComGetPkcs8ENC String encoding Returns String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52
This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call GetEncoded with preference for PKCS8 instead.

Gets the public key in PKCS8 format and returns in an encoded string, as specified by the encoding argument.

Returns null on failure

Supported Binary Encodings

Function ComGetRsaDer Returns Variant

This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call GetDer with preference for PKCS1 instead.

Gets the public key in PKCS1 DER format.

Returns null on failure

Function ComGetXml Returns String

Gets the public key in XML format. The format depends on the key type. The key parts indicated by "..." are base64 encoded.

RSA public keys have this XML format:

<RSAKeyValue>
  <Modulus>...</Modulus>
  <Exponent>...</Exponent>
</RSAKeyValue>

DSA public keys have this XML format:

<DSAPublicKey>
    <P>...</P>
    <Q>...</Q>
    <G>...</G>
    <Y>...</Y>
</DSAPublicKey>

ECC public keys have this XML format:

<ECCPublicKey curve="CURVE_NAME" x="HEX_DATA" y="HEX_DATA">...</ECCPublicKey>

Returns null on failure

Function ComLoadBase64 String keyStr Returns Boolean

Introduced in version 9.5.0.47

Loads a public key from base64-encoded DER (can be PKCS1 or PKCS8).

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function ComLoadFromBinary Variant keyBytes Returns Boolean

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Loads a public key from binary DER. Auto-recognizes both PKCS1 and PKCS8 formats.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function ComLoadFromFile String path Returns Boolean

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Loads a public key from a file. The file can be in any string or binary format such as binary DER (PKCS1 or PKCS8), PEM, XML, or encoded binary DER (such as base64 encoded binary DER). The format of the contents of the file is auto-recognized.

Starting in version 9.5.0.66, this method also supports loading the JWK (JSON Web Key) format.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function ComLoadFromString String keyString Returns Boolean

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Loads a public key from any string format, such as PEM, XML, or encoded binary DER (such as base64 encoded binary DER). The format of the keyString is auto-recognized.

Starting in version 9.5.0.66, this method also supports loading the JWK (JSON Web Key) format.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function ComLoadOpenSslDer Variant data Returns Boolean

This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call LoadFromBinary instead.

Loads a public key from in-memory PKCS8 DER formatted byte data.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function ComLoadOpenSslDerFile String path Returns Boolean

This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call LoadFromFile instead.

Loads a public key from an PKCS8 DER format file.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function ComLoadOpenSslPem String str Returns Boolean

This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call LoadFromString instead.

Loads a public key from an PKCS8 PEM string.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function ComLoadOpenSslPemFile String path Returns Boolean

This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call LoadFromFile instead.

Loads a public key from an PKCS8 PEM file.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function ComLoadPkcs1Pem String str Returns Boolean

This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call LoadFromString instead.

Loads an RSA public key from PKCS#1 PEM format.

Function ComLoadRsaDer Variant data Returns Boolean

This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call LoadFromBinary instead.

Loads a public key from in-memory PKCS1 DER formatted byte data.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function ComLoadRsaDerFile String path Returns Boolean

This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call LoadFromFile instead.

Loads a public key from an PKCS1 DER formatted file.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function ComLoadXml String xml Returns Boolean

This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call LoadFromString instead.

Loads a public key from an XML string.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function ComLoadXmlFile String path Returns Boolean

This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call LoadFromFile instead.

Loads a public key from an XML file.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function ComSaveDerFile Boolean preferPkcs1 String path Returns Boolean

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Saves the public key to a file in binary DER format. If the key type (such as RSA) supports both PKCS1 and PKCS8 formats, then preferPkcs1 determine which format is returned.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function ComSaveOpenSslDerFile String path Returns Boolean

This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call SaveDerFile with preference for PKCS8 instead.

Saves the public key to an PKCS8 DER format file.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function ComSaveOpenSslPemFile String path Returns Boolean

This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call SavePemFile with preference for PKCS8 instead.

Saves the public key to an PKCS8 PEM format file.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Generate RSA Public/Private Key Pair and Export to PEM

Function ComSavePemFile Boolean preferPkcs1 String path Returns Boolean

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Saves the public key to a file in PEM format. If the key type (such as RSA) supports both PKCS1 and PKCS8 formats, then preferPkcs1 determine which format is returned.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Convert RSA Private Key to Public Key

Function ComSaveRsaDerFile String path Returns Boolean

This method is deprecated. It will be removed in a future version.

This method is deprecated. Applications should call SaveDerFile with preference for PKCS1 instead.

Saves the public key to an PKCS1 DER format file.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function ComSaveXmlFile String path Returns Boolean

Saves the public key to an XML file.

Returns True for success, False for failure.