The CAPICOM Team is pleased to announce the general availability of CAPICOM
22.214.171.124. This new version of CAPICOM contains the following new features:
+ CertificateStatus: A new Certificates collection property that allows
the caller to set or retrieve the set of additional certificates that
may be useful during certificate chain building.
+ CertificateStatus.CheckFlag now defaults to CAPICOM_CHECK_ONLINE_ALL
+ Store: 2 new methods and 2 new properties are available on the Store
+ Delete: Allows the caller to delete non-system certificate stores.
+ Close: Allows the caller to close a certificate store. This method
was added to address limitations in the JScript engine and is not
needed in other environments.
+ Name: Allows the caller to retrieve the name of a certificate store
+ Location: Allows the caller to retrieve the location
(CAPICOM_STORE_LOCATION) of a certificate store
+ HashedData: Additional hash algorithms have been defined for SHA256,
SHA384 and SHA512. Note that these algorithms are not available on
Windows XP or below.
+ CHashData.vbs has been updated to use the new hash algorithms
+ Storesh.cs has been updated to use the new Delete method.
CAPICOM 126.96.36.199 also addresses several bugs including:
+ Memory leak when calling SignedData.Signers.Items or
SignedData.Cetificates.Item in a loop
+ The Certficate status object does not return an error when the
Certificate Signing bit is not set in the Key Usage extension of a CA
certificate in the chain.
+ Changes made to a Certificate object retrieved from a collection
returned by a Find not persisted.
Known Issues include:
+ Exporting keys to a PKCS12/PFX file fails on Windows 2000 and
Windows XP with keys that are marked non-exportable even if
CAPICOM_EXPORT_IGNORE_PRIVATE_KEY_NOT_EXPORTABLE_ERROR has been
+ It is not possible to view the contents of a SignedData object if it is
signature invalid. As a work around users can use the Certificates
object to open the Pkcs7 and find the signer certificate.
+ The CVersion.vbs incorectly identifies the 188.8.131.52 release as version
CAPICOM 184.108.40.206 is the best release of CAPICOM yet. The CAPICOM team
recommends all users of previous releases of CAPICOM upgrade to the latest
release. The package "CC2RINST.EXE" consists of the following files:
| |- capicom.pdb
To install CAPICOM extract "CAPICOM.DLL" from CAPICOM.CAB to your system32
directory, then execute "regsvr32.exe CAPICOM.DLL". For more information on
installing CAPICOM see the section "Getting Ready to Use CAPICOM" in the
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