[xmlsec] MAC algorithms in XMLsec?

Aleksey Sanin aleksey at aleksey.com
Fri May 17 08:50:43 PDT 2002

Yes, it is possible. If you know how to exchange symmetric
(DES, HMAC, AES,...) keys between Alice and Bob then
you can specify the key using <ds:KeyName> element
of <ds:KeyInfo>. In particular, in XMLSec case, Alice should
load the key into keys manager and add <ds:KeyName> node
when you are signing/encrypting document. Bob simply loads
this key into keys manager and XMLSec "magically" finds it
when it decrypts/verifies the message.


Hans-Juergen.Heinrich at de.gi-de.com wrote:

>I wonder if it's possible to use MAC algorithms (with
>secret keys) instead of public key algorithms in XMLsec?
>In the keys.h-file I only see the key types "public", "private"
>and the generic type "any".
>Would it be possible to - for example - read a secret key
>from a file and sign a XML file with this key and TripleDES?
>How would that work?
>Any help appreciated
>Hans-Juergen Heinrich
>Dr. Hans-Jürgen Heinrich
>System engineer, 4TE3
>Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Truderinger Straße 15, D-81607 München
>Phone:  +49 89 4119-2625, FAX:     +49 89 4119-1629
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