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  • Is there any FIPS compliant assembly that could replace AesManaged in Silverlight?
    Monday, July 17, 2017 3:02 PM

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  • Hi Enida,

    Any cryptographic implementation module (usually a library) can be certified for FIPS compliance within the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP).  FIPS compliance guarantees that if an implementation is certified, algorithms within it (say AES) will comply with the standard specification and therefore will be interoperable with other standard implementations.

    As far as I know, the support of AES in Silverlight can only use the AesManaged class to achieve. Silverlight has its own version of the CLR. It does not use the same CLR that is used by others .Net applications.

    AesManaged Class:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.security.cryptography.aesmanaged.aspx


    Best Regards,

    Yohann Lu


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    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:03 AM