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XML: Encrypt XML element

First set TElXMLEncryptor.EncryptedDataType property to xedtElement.

Next, setup properties, related to encryption algorithm and keys, such as TElXMLEncryptor.EncryptionMethod, TElXMLEncryptor.KeyData and optionally TElXMLEncryptor.KeyName.

Then call TElXMLEncryptor.Encrypt() method and pass the node to be encrypted.

Call Save() method of TElXMLEncryptor class. The method will return the node, which contains the encrypted data.

Finally you need to replace the node, which you encrypted, with the resulting node. This is done by calling ReplaceChild() method as follows: ANode.ParentNode.ReplaceChild(AnEncryptedNode, AnOriginalNode).

C#:


void Encrypt(TElXMLDOMElement ElementToEncrypt, ByteArray AESKey)
{
  TElXMLEncryptor Encryptor = new TElXMLEncryptor(null);
  Encryptor.EncryptedDataType =  TElXMLEncryptedDataType.xedtElement;
  Encryptor.EncryptionMethod = TElXMLEncryptionMethod.xemAES;

  // setup the key
  TElXMLKeyInfoSymmetricData SymKeyData = new TElXMLKeyInfoSymmetricData(true);
  SymKeyData.Key.Key = AESKey;
  SymKeyData.Key.GenerateIV(16 * 8); // generate random IV (initialization vector)
  Encryptor.KeyData = SymKeyData;

  // encrypt the data
  Encryptor.Encrypt(ElementToEncrypt);

  TElXMLDOMElement EncryptedNode = Encryptor.Save(ElementToEncrypt.OwnerDocument);

  // then replace an xml element that was encrypted
  ElementToEncrypt.ParentNode.ReplaceChild(EncryptedNode, ElementToEncrypt);
}
Delphi:

procedure Encrypt(ElementToEncrypt : TElXMLDOMElement; const AESKey : ByteArray);
var
  Encryptor : TElXMLEncryptor;
  SymKeyData : TElXMLKeyInfoSymmetricData;
  EncryptedNode : TElXMLDOMElement;
begin
  Encryptor := TElXMLEncryptor.Create(nil);
  SymKeyData := TElXMLKeyInfoSymmetricData.Create(True);
  try
    Encryptor.EncryptedDataType :=  xedtElement;
    Encryptor.EncryptionMethod := xemAES;

    // setup the key
    SymKeyData.Key.Key := AESKey;
    SymKeyData.Key.GenerateIV(16 * 8); // generate random IV (initialization vector)
    Encryptor.KeyData :=  SymKeyData;

    Encryptor.Encrypt(ElementToEncrypt);

    EncryptedNode := Encryptor.Save(ElementToEncrypt.OwnerDocument);

    // then replace an xml element that was encrypted
    ElementToEncrypt.ParentNode.ReplaceChild(EncryptedNode, ElementToEncrypt);
  finally
    FreeAndNil(Encryptor);
    FreeAndNil(SymKeyData);
  end;
end;

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