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.NET Framework Security by Kevin T. Price, Rudi Martin, Matthew Lyons, Sebastian Lange, Brian A. LaMacchia

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Creating XMLDSIG-Compliant Signatures Using the .NET Framework

The .NET Framework includes a comprehensive set of object classes and methods for creating and verifying XMLDSIG digital signatures. All of these classes are located in the System.Security.Cryptography.Xml namespace. In general, there is a .NET Framework class for each defined XMLDSIG element plus the utility class SignedXml that provides high-level signature generation and verification functions. Table 32.7 provides a summary of the classes in the System.Security.Cryptography.Xml namespace. This section demonstrates how SignedXml and the other XMLDSIG classes can be used to construct XMLDSIG signatures.

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The classes in the System.Security.Cryptography.Xml namespace are contained ...

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