Should DidiSoft OpenPGP Library for .NET provide strong name assemblies or unsigned assemblies?

Last week we have sent a short survey to subscribers for our OpenPGP Library for .NET mailing list. The survey had only one question: Should DidiSoft OpenPGP Library for .NET provide strong name (signed) assemblies (DLL’s) or plain unsigned assemblies? At the end of this post you will find the results of the survey, but […]

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OraRSA 1.1 offering various SHA based signings

DidiSoft OraRSA version 1.1 was released today. It offers to customize the digital signature algorithm in contrast to version 1.0 where only SHA1withRSA was available. How to use the new algorithms? In order to use the new algorithms, you must specify the algorithm needed as the last parameter of the ORA_RSA.SIGN and ORA_RSA.VERIFY methods. Available values […]

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IdNotFoundException

Executing procedures from the dbms_java Oracle PL/SQL package may result in a strange IdNotFoundException like: ORA-29532: Java call terminated by uncaught Java exception: oracle.aurora.vm.IdNotFoundException: user : user or role id does not exist This is very common when granting java.io.FilePermission: call dbms_java.grant_permission(‘user’, ‘java.io.FilePermission’, ‘C:/MyFolder/ora-pgp-1.1.0.jar’, ‘read’); If you experience such error try changing the user(schema) name to Uppercase.

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OpenPGP Library for .NET in Mono

DidiSoft OpenPGP Library for .NET can be used without any problems in Mono projects under Mac OSX and Linux. The library DLL files that you have to reference in your Mono project are the ones located in the root of the \Bin folder. A limitation for Mono developers is that they have to first install the library […]

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Using a public key by mistake when decrypting

A common scenario that we have evidenced in our technical support practice for DidiSoft OpenPGP Library for .NET is that some customers by mistake try to decrypt .pgp files with an OpenPGP public key. Although the exception was of class DidiSoft.Pgp.Exceptions.WrongPrivateKeyException,  the exception text so far wasn’t very helpful and it stated: “Decryption of data encrypted […]

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