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Encrypts a buffer using an asymmetric encryption algorithm (RSA) that requires a public key and a private key.
This encrypted message can be decrypted:
  • with the DecryptAsymmetric function.
  • with third-party software (using the same padding options).
// Encrypting a character string
// ---------------------------------------
bufToEncrypt is Buffer = "Message to encrypt"
bufEncryptedMessage is Buffer
sPublicKeyFile is string = fExeDir() + "\PublicKey.pem"
sPublicKeyPassword is string = "xxx"
bufEncryptedMessage = EncryptAsymmetric(bufToEncrypt, sPublicKeyFile, ...
sPublicKeyPassword, cryptPaddingPKCS1)
// Decryption  
// -------------
bufEncryptedMessage is Buffer
bufDecryptedMessage is Buffer
sPrivateKeyFile is string = fExeDir() + "\PrivateKey.pem"
sPrivateKeyPassword is string = "xxx"
bufDecryptedMessage = DecryptAsymmetric(bufEncryptedMessage, sPrivateKeyFile, ...
sPrivateKeyPassword, cryptPaddingPKCS1)
bufToEncrypt is Buffer = StringToUTF8("สวัสดี Test")
bufPrivateKey is Buffer
bufPublicKey is Buffer
(bufPrivateKey, bufPublicKey) = EncryptGenerateRSAKey(1024)
// Encryption
bufEncrypted is Buffer = EncryptAsymmetric(bufToEncrypt, bufPublicKey)
bufSign is Buffer = CertificateSignString(bufEncrypted, bufPrivateKey, "", ...
certSignatureOnly + certSHA256)
// Decryption
IF CertificateCheckString(bufEncrypted, bufSign, bufPublicKey, "", "", ...
certSignatureOnly + certSHA256) THEN
bufReadable is Buffer = DecryptAsymmetric(bufEncrypted, bufPrivateKey)
Trace("Authentic message")
Trace("Unauthenticated message")
<Result> = EncryptAsymmetric(<Content to encrypt> , <Public key file> [, <Password> [, <Padding>]])
<Result>: Character string or Buffer
Result of encryption for the specified message.
<Content to encrypt>: Buffer
Buffer to encrypt.
Caution: The size of the message to be encrypted must be smaller than the size of the key minus the minimum padding size (11 bytes for PKCS1 and 41 for OAEP).
For example, for a 4096-bit key and OAEP padding, the message cannot exceed 471 bytes.
<Public key file>: Character string or Buffer
  • Name and path of the file corresponding to the public key that will be used to encrypt. pem, der and p12 key formats are supported.
  • Buffer containing the public key that will be used for the encryption.
<Password>: Optional character string
Key file password (if required).
<Padding>: Optional Integer constant
Padding mode of encrypted data to be compatible with the size required by the encryption algorithms by blocks:
cryptPaddingOAEPPadding according to the OAEP algorithm (Optimal Asymmetric Encryption Padding).
(Default value)
Padding according to the PKCS 1 algorithm (Public Key Cryptographic Standards).
Related Examples:
Asymmetric encryption Unit examples (WINDEV): Asymmetric encryption
[ + ] Using the asymmetric encryption functions (EncryptAsymmetric, DecryptAsymmetric)
Business / UI classification: Business Logic
Component: wd290com.dll
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  • Version 24
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Last update: 06/23/2023

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