Effortless.Net.Core.Encryption 1.3.1

dotnet add package Effortless.Net.Core.Encryption --version 1.3.1                
NuGet\Install-Package Effortless.Net.Core.Encryption -Version 1.3.1                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Effortless.Net.Core.Encryption" Version="1.3.1" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Effortless.Net.Core.Encryption --version 1.3.1                
#r "nuget: Effortless.Net.Core.Encryption, 1.3.1"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Effortless.Net.Core.Encryption as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Effortless.Net.Core.Encryption&version=1.3.1

// Install Effortless.Net.Core.Encryption as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Effortless.Net.Core.Encryption&version=1.3.1                

Effortless .Net Encryption Core

Project Description

.Net Core version of https://github.com/sjh37/Effortless-.Net-Encryption

Effortless .Net Core Encryption is a library that is written in C#, .Net Core and provides:

  • Rijndael encryption/decryption.
  • Hashing and Digest creation/validation.
  • Password and salt creation.

Thanks to ###Simon Hughes

Before You Begin

Supported .Net Core Version : 5.0

Supported Operating System : Windows

According to .Net Core source code, only 128 Block Size is supported in Rijndael:

Source 1 : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/52699604/how-to-use-rijndael-algorithm-with-256-long-block-size-in-dotnet-core-2-1

Source 2 : dotnet github : RijndaelImplementation.cs



To install Effortless.Net.Core.Encryption, run the following command in the Package Manager Console

PM> dotnet add package Effortless.Net.Core.Encryption


The project is split into four main areas

  • Strings – Encryption/Decryption/Password and Salt generation
  • Hash – Creation and verification of hashes using MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512.
  • Digest – Creation and verification of digests (data + hash). Plus two handy ToString() and CreateFromString() functions which come in handy if you want to store data in a Cookie.
  • Bytes – The core of the library. This uses the Rijndael algorithm and works at the byte[] level for most functions.


// Creating passwords & salts
string password = Strings.CreatePassword(15, true);
string salt = Strings.CreateSalt(20);

// Encrypting/decrypting strings
byte[] key = Bytes.GenerateKey();
byte[] iv = Bytes.GenerateIV();
string encrypted = Strings.Encrypt("Secret", key, iv);
string decrypted = Strings.Decrypt(encrypted, key, iv);
Assert.AreEqual("Secret", decrypted);

// Hashes
string hash = Hash.Create(HashType.SHA512, "Hello", string.Empty, false);

// Digests
var d1 = Digest.Create(HashType.MD5, "Hello", string.Empty);
string cookieString = d1.ToString();
var d2 = Digest.CreateFromString(cookieString, string.Empty);
Assert.AreEqual(d1.Data, d2.Data);
Assert.AreEqual(d1.Hash, d2.Hash);

// Bytes
byte[] key = Bytes.GenerateKey();
byte[] iv = Bytes.GenerateIV();
var data = new byte[1024];
new RNGCryptoServiceProvider().GetBytes(data); // Random data
byte[] encrypted = Bytes.Encrypt(data, key, iv);
byte[] decrypted = Bytes.Decrypt(encrypted, key, iv);
Assert.AreEqual(data, decrypted);

// Digital Signatures
var hash = Hash.Create(HashType.SHA256, "Hello", string.Empty)
var ds = new DigitalSignature();
var signature = ds.SignData(hash);
var result = ds.VerifySignature(hash, signature);

// Diffie Hellman
var alice = new DiffieHellman();
var bob = new DiffieHellman();
// Bob uses Alice's public key to encrypt his message.
var secretMessage = bob.Encrypt(alice, "Hello");
// Alice uses Bob's public key and IV to decrypt the secret message.
var decryptedMessage = alice.Decrypt(bob, secretMessage);
Assert.AreEqual("Hello", decryptedMessage);

Github : https://github.com/keerthirajap/Effortless.Net.Core.Encryption/

Github Pages : https://keerthirajap.github.io/Effortless.Net.Core.Encryption/

Nuget : https://www.nuget.org/packages/Effortless.Net.Core.Encryption/

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