Supported Hashing Algorithms for PasswordDeriveBytes

this was a question on the MSDN Newsgroups.

By looking at the source with reflector – they create a HashTable with all available algorithm mappings (look at System.Security.Cryptography.CryptoConfig. CreateDefaultMappingHT).

The HT includes hashing and encryption algorithms.

Out of experimentation i found out that you can use the following strings for the PasswordDeriveBytes ctor:

  • MD5
  • SHA1
  • SHA256
  • SHA384
  • SHA512


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