ByteDev.Crypto 5.0.0

.NET Standard 2.0
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dotnet add package ByteDev.Crypto --version 5.0.0
NuGet\Install-Package ByteDev.Crypto -Version 5.0.0
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<PackageReference Include="ByteDev.Crypto" Version="5.0.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add ByteDev.Crypto --version 5.0.0
#r "nuget: ByteDev.Crypto, 5.0.0"
#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 ByteDev.Crypto as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=ByteDev.Crypto&version=5.0.0

// Install ByteDev.Crypto as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=ByteDev.Crypto&version=5.0.0


Provides simple cryptographic related classes for hashing/verifying data, encrypting/decrypting data and creating crypto random 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


The library's main classes:

  • HashingService
  • EncryptionService
  • CryptoRandom


Use namespace ByteDev.Crypto.Hashing.

HashService class methods:

  • Hash
  • Verify
  • CalcFileChecksum

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

var service = new HashService(new Md5Algorithm(), EncodingType.Base64);

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

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

Calculate a checksum for a file (returned as hex encoded string):

var service = new HashService(new Md5Algorithm(), EncodingType.Hex);

string checksum = service.CalcFileChecksum(@"C:\somefile.txt");


Use namespace ByteDev.Crypto.Encryption.

EncryptionService class methods:

  • Encrypt
  • Decrypt
  • EncryptProperties
  • DecryptProperties

Create the EncryptionService class:

var algo = new RijndaelAlgorithm();

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

var service = new EncryptionService(algo, keyIv);

Encrypt a secret with a key and then decrypt it:

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

string clearText = service.Decrypt(cipher);	 

// clearText == "mySecret"

Once a byte array cipher has been created the ByteDev.Crypto.Encoding.Encoder class can be used for any required encoding:

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

Encoder encoder = new Encoder(EncodingType.Hex);

string hex = encoder.Encode(cipher);

The EncryptionService class also supports encrypting/decrypting an object's public string properties that use EncryptAttribute through the EncryptProperties and DecryptProperties methods.

public class MyInfo
    public string Secrets { get; set; }

var info = new MyInfo { Secrets = "Some secrets" };

services.EncryptProperties(info, EncodingType.Hex);

// info.Secrets is now encrypted and encoded as hex

services.DecryptProperties(info, EncodingType.Hex);

// info.Secrets == "Some secrets"


Use namespace ByteDev.Crypto.Random.

CryptoRandom class methods:

  • GenerateString
  • GenerateArray

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

const int length = 5;

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

You can also call GenerateString with a min and max length.

Product Versions
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  • .NETStandard 2.0

    • No dependencies.

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