ByteDev.Crypto 3.0.3

.NET Standard 2.0
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dotnet add package ByteDev.Crypto --version 3.0.3
NuGet\Install-Package ByteDev.Crypto -Version 3.0.3
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="ByteDev.Crypto" Version="3.0.3" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add ByteDev.Crypto --version 3.0.3
#r "nuget: ByteDev.Crypto, 3.0.3"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install ByteDev.Crypto as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=ByteDev.Crypto&version=3.0.3

// Install ByteDev.Crypto as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=ByteDev.Crypto&version=3.0.3


Provides simple cryptographic related classes for hashing/verifying data, encrypting/decrypting data and creating crypto ramdon data in .NET.


ByteDev.Crypto has been written as a .NET Standard 2.0 library, so you can consume it from a .NET Core or .NET Framework 4.6.1 (or greater) application.

ByteDev.Crypto is hosted as a package on To install from the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio run:

Install-Package ByteDev.Crypto

Further details can be found on the nuget page.

Release Notes

Releases follow semantic versioning.

Full details of the release notes can be viewed on GitHub.


The repo can be cloned from git bash:

git clone



Hash some clear text (returned as base 64 string) and verify a guess is equal.

var service = new HashService();

string hash = service.Hash(new HashPhrase("Password1"));

bool isLoginSuccessful = service.Verify(new HashPhrase("passwordGuess"), hash);


Encrypt a secret with a key and then decrypt it.

var algo = new RijndaelAlgorithm();

var keyFactory = new EncryptionKeyIvFactory(algo);
var keyIv = keyFactory.Create("Password1", Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes("someSalt"));

var service = new EncryptionService(algo);

byte[] cipher = service.Encrypt("mySecret", keyIv);

string clearText = service.Decrypt(cipher, keyIv);	// clearText == "mySecret"


Generate a random string of a specified length using only the character set specified.

const int length = 5;

using (var r = new CryptoRandom(CharacterSets.Digits))
    string randomString = r.GenerateString(length);
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