How to convert CryptHashData to .Net MD5CryptoServiceProvider?

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Security' started by Tino, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Tino

    Tino Guest

    Hello All,

    I am trying to re-write an old functionality that we used in a Borland C++
    application usung the CryptHashData Windows function. It works good so far
    but I am having trouble getting the same hash value if I am using a salt.

    Here is what we did in the old software:
    CryptCreateHash(hProv, CALG_MD5, 0, 0, &hHash);
    CryptHashData(hHash, pbData, SaltLength, 0); // add the salt to the hash
    (salt is in pbData)
    CryptHashData(hHash, pSourceString.c_str(), pSourceString.Length(), 0); //
    hash the source string
    CryptGetHashParam(hHash, HP_HASHVAL, rgbHash, &cbHash, 0); // retrieve the

    .... worked - as said - beautifully.
    Now I am doing:

    HashAlgorithm md5 = new MD5CryptoServiceProvider();
    result = md5.ComputeHash(encoding.GetBytes(tbSource.Text)); a dream! It gives the same hash value if I am not using any salt in
    the first algorithm. But now if I am using salt, how can I do that with
    MD5CryptoServiceProvider? I thought I could just add it to the source string
    but that gives me a different hash.

    Certainly there is a way - I just can't get my head around it.

    Any help highly appreciated!

    Best Regards,
    Tino, Feb 10, 2009
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  2. Tino

    Tino Guest

    Sorry for posting the same message twice. I got an error when I sent it the
    first time.
    Tino, Feb 10, 2009
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