AuthAws ActiveX Reference Documentation

AuthAws

Implements AWS Signature V4 for signing and authenticating AWS REST requests.

Object Creation

(Visual Basic 6.0)
Dim obj As New ChilkatAuthAws

(ASP)
set obj = Server.CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.AuthAws")

(VBScript)
set obj = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.AuthAws")

(Delphi)
obj := TChilkatAuthAws.Create(Self);

(FoxPro)
loObject = CreateObject('Chilkat_9_5_0.AuthAws')

(PowerBuilder)
lole_object = create oleobject
li_rc = lole_object.ConnectToNewObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.AuthAws")

(SQL Server)
EXEC @hr = sp_OACreate 'Chilkat_9_5_0.AuthAws', @obj OUT

(Javascript)
var obj = new ActiveXObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.AuthAws");

Properties

AccessKey As String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

The AWS access key.

CanonicalizedResourceV2 As String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

If AWS Signature Version V2 is used, then this property must be set. The rules for setting the canonicalized resource for the V2 signature method is described here: Constructing the CanonicalizedResource Element.

(Classic ASP) (using AWS Signature Version 2) Streaming Download to File

(Visual FoxPro) (using AWS Signature Version 2) Streaming Download to File

(PowerBuilder) (using AWS Signature Version 2) Streaming Download to File

(SQL Server) (using AWS Signature Version 2) Streaming Download to File

(Visual Basic 6.0) (using AWS Signature Version 2) Streaming Download to File

(VBScript) (using AWS Signature Version 2) Streaming Download to File

DebugLogFilePath As String

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.

LastBinaryResult As Variant (read-only)

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 1. 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).

LastErrorHtml As String (read-only)

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.

LastErrorText As String (read-only)

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

LastErrorXml As String (read-only)

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.

LastMethodSuccess As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Indicate whether the last method call succeeded or failed. A value of 1 indicates success, a value of 0 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 = 1 and failure = 0.
  • 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 1. For example, a method that returns no value (such as a "void" in C++) will technically always succeed.

LastStringResult As String (read-only)

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 1. 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

LastStringResultLen As Long (read-only)

Introduced in version 9.5.0.53

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

PrecomputedMd5 As String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

This property can optionally be set for AWS requests that have a non-empty request body. This should be the base64 encoding of the 16 bytes of the MD5 hash. The most common need for this is if doing an S3 upload from a stream. (If the pre-computed MD5 is not provided, then Chilkat is forced to stream the entire file into memory so that it can calculate the MD5 for authentication.)

Note: AWS Signature Version 2 uses the MD5, whereas Signature Version 4 uses SHA256.

PrecomputedSha256 As String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

This property can optionally be set for AWS requests that have a non-empty request body. This should be the lowercase hex encoding of the 32-bytes of the SHA256 hash. The most common need for this is if doing an S3 upload from a stream. (If the pre-computed SHA-256 is not provided, then Chilkat is forced to stream the entire file into memory so that it can calculate the SHA-256 for authentication.)

Note: AWS Signature Version 4 uses the SHA256 hash. (AWS Signature Version 2 uses MD5)

(Classic ASP) AWS S3 File Streaming Upload

(Visual FoxPro) AWS S3 File Streaming Upload

(PowerBuilder) AWS S3 File Streaming Upload

(SQL Server) AWS S3 File Streaming Upload

(Visual Basic 6.0) AWS S3 File Streaming Upload

(VBScript) AWS S3 File Streaming Upload

Region As String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

The AWS region, such as "us-east-1", "us-west-2", "eu-west-1", "eu-central-1", etc. The default is "us-east-1". It is only used when the SignatureVersion property is set to 4. This property is unused when the SignatureVersion property is set to 2.

SecretKey As String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

The AWS secret key.

ServiceName As String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

The AWS service namespace, such as "s3", "ses", etc. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-arns-and-namespaces.html#genref-aws-service-namespaces

This property is unused when the SignatureVersion property is set to 2.

SignatureVersion As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

The AWS Signature Version to be used in authentication. The default value is 4. This can optionally be set to the value 2 to use the older V2 signature version.

VerboseLogging As Long

If set to 1, then the contents of LastErrorText (or LastErrorXml, or LastErrorHtml) may contain more verbose information. The default value is 0. Verbose logging should only be used for debugging. The potentially large quantity of logged information may adversely affect peformance.

Version As String (read-only)

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

Methods