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Central Key Management

, 8 Mar 2006
A central key manager for multiple web server clients in a web farm.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.XPath;
using System.Xml.Schema;

namespace Core.Cryptography
    /// <summary>
    /// WrappedData contains a piece of data that has been encrypted. The clear text data was
    /// encrypted using a temporary session key. This temporary session key is encrypyted with 
    /// the requestor's public key. This class provides a convienient way to pass encrypted
    /// information along with the data needed to decrypt it by the requestor.
    /// </summary>
    public class WrappedData : System.Xml.Serialization.IXmlSerializable
        private string _certificate;
        private string _encryptedData;
        private string _iv;
        private string _encryptedKey;

        /// <summary>
        /// IV used in the symmetric key encryption
        /// </summary>
        public string IV
            get { return _iv; }
            set { _iv = value; }

        /// <summary>
        /// The encrypted temporary Symmetric key
        /// </summary>
        public string EncryptedKey
            get { return _encryptedKey; }
            set { _encryptedKey = value; }

        /// <summary>
        /// Certificate used to encrypt the data
        /// </summary>
        public string Certificate
            get { return _certificate; }
            set { _certificate = value; }

        /// <summary>
        /// The secret encrypted by the temporary Symmetric key
        /// </summary>
        public string EncryptedData
            get { return _encryptedData; }
            set { _encryptedData = value; }

        // IXmlSerializable is implemented since it allows for the Wrapped Data to be easily
        // serialzed to and from XML. This XML serialized format can be readily stored or
        // transferred.
        #region IXmlSerializable Members

        private void SchemaValidation(object source, ValidationEventArgs args)

        public System.Xml.Schema.XmlSchema GetSchema()
            StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
            sb.Append("<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>");
            sb.Append("<xs:schema id='XMLSchema1' targetNamespace='' elementFormDefault='qualified' xmlns='' xmlns:mstns='' xmlns:xs=''>"); 
            sb.Append("  <xs:complexType name='WrappedData'>"); 
            sb.Append("    <xs:sequence>"); 
            sb.Append("      <xs:element name='Certificate' type='xs:string' />"); 
            sb.Append("      <xs:element name='EncryptedKey' type='xs:string' />"); 
            sb.Append("      <xs:element name='EncryptedData' type='xs:string' />"); 
            sb.Append("      <xs:element name='IV' type='xs:string' />"); 
            sb.Append("    </xs:sequence>"); 
            sb.Append("  </xs:complexType>"); 
            sb.Append("  <xs:element name='Data' type='WrappedData' />"); 

            System.IO.StringReader reader = new System.IO.StringReader(sb.ToString() );
            XmlSchema schema = XmlSchema.Read(reader, new ValidationEventHandler( this.SchemaValidation) );

            return schema;

        public void ReadXml(System.Xml.XmlReader reader)
            XPathDocument document = new XPathDocument(reader);
            XPathNavigator navigator = document.CreateNavigator();

            XPathNodeIterator iter = navigator.Select("/Data");

            if (iter.MoveNext() == true)
                if (iter.Current.MoveToChild("Certificate", string.Empty) == true)
                    this.Certificate = iter.Current.Value;
                    throw new ApplicationException("Invalid Wrapped Key: No certificate");

                if (iter.Current.MoveToNext("EncryptedKey", string.Empty))
                    this.EncryptedKey = iter.Current.Value;
                    throw new ApplicationException("Invalid Wrapped Key: No EncryptedKey");

                if (iter.Current.MoveToNext("EncryptedData", string.Empty) == true)
                    this.EncryptedData = iter.Current.Value;
                    throw new ApplicationException("Invalid Wrapped Key: No EncryptedData");

                if (iter.Current.MoveToNext("IV", string.Empty) == true)
                    this.IV = iter.Current.Value;
                    throw new ApplicationException("Invalid Wrapped Key: No IV");



        public void WriteXml(System.Xml.XmlWriter writer)
            XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
            XmlElement data = doc.CreateElement("Data");
            XmlElement cert = doc.CreateElement("Certificate");
            XmlElement encData = doc.CreateElement("EncryptedData");
            XmlElement encKey = doc.CreateElement("EncryptedKey");
            XmlElement iv = doc.CreateElement("IV");

            cert.InnerText = Certificate;
            encData.InnerText = EncryptedData;
            encKey.InnerText = EncryptedKey;
            iv.InnerText = IV;



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