Content encryption at (windows 8 & windows phone ) app side and decryption at service side (WCF)

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  • i have one windows 8 ,one windows phone app and a WCF service to fetch the data to the apps. in that i have one requirement that in the app i need to encrypt some data and send it to the service and at service side i need to decrypt the data and use. can anyone please suggest me which encryption & decryption algorithm is suitable to do encrypt and decrypt in both the sides.

    thanks for your ideas in advance.


    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 2:33 PM

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  • Hi,

    You can enable RSA cryptography between a .Net app (actually a WCF service hosted in Azure) and WinRT app.


    String str = "String To Encrypt";
    IBuffer buf = CryptographicBuffer.ConvertStringToBinary(str,BinaryStringEncoding.Utf16BE);
    String AsymmetricAlgName = Windows.Security.Cryptography.Core.AsymmetricAlgorithmNames.RsaPkcs1;
    AsymmetricKeyAlgorithmProvider asym = AsymmetricKeyAlgorithmProvider.OpenAlgorithm(AsymmetricAlgName);
    CryptographicKey key = asym.CreateKeyPair(512);
    IBuffer enc = CryptographicEngine.Encrypt(key, buf, null);
    byte[] encryptedbyteArr;
    CryptographicBuffer.CopyToByteArray(enc, out encryptedbyteArr);
    String encryptedBase64Str = Convert.ToBase64String(encryptedbyteArr);
    //Export the private Key in WinCapi format
    byte[] privatekeyBytes;
    CryptographicBuffer.CopyToByteArray(key.Export(CryptographicPrivateKeyBlobType.Capi1PrivateKey), out privatekeyBytes);
    String privatekeyBase64 = Convert.ToBase64String(privatekeyBytes);

    .Net app

    RSACryptoServiceProvider rsa = new RSACryptoServiceProvider();
    String privateKey64 = "BwIAAACkAABSU0EyAAIAAAEAAQCFrMTqMU3T14zSUM5...";
    String EncryptedString = "PbauDOjqMLD2P6WSmEw==";
    byte[] EncryptedDataBlob = Convert.FromBase64String(EncryptedString);
    byte[] privateKeyBlob = Convert.FromBase64String(privateKey64);
    byte[] decryptedBytes;
    decryptedBytes = rsa.Decrypt(EncryptedDataBlob, false);
    String decryptedString =System.Text.Encoding.BigEndianUnicode.GetString(decryptedBytes

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    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 3:35 AM