[xmlsec] What can I do with Xmlsec?

Mike Fudd mifudd at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 13 10:46:40 PST 2006

Hello Mailinglist,

I want to develop a fileformat based on XML. Some parts of the file must be 
encrypted. A signature should be attached to warn the user that the file was 
externly changed and my not work with our application.

In the internet I have searched for an XML parser with encryption and found 
Xmlsec. But what doese Xmlsec+Libxml2 for me?
1. There is an Xml file with encrypted parts. Who doese the decryption? 
Xmlsec? The only thing I have to implement is a secure place for the 
decryption keys. Right?

2. Who doese the signatur thing? Who creates it, who checks it? Are this 
tasks automated within Xmlsec?

3. Libxml is a validating parser. With encryption and signature features are 
comming a lot of extra XML elements. (According to the standard how enc and 
sig must be implemented). Must I put this elements into the schema? If yes, 
is there a schema creating program that doese this work for me? Altova 
Xml-Spy doesnt.

Best wishes


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