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Posted: 08/15/2013 18:40:25
by ARTURO ORTIZ (Standard support level)
Joined: 08/15/2013
Posts: 1

hi all,

i have a problem when i try decrypt a message

when i try decrypt a message, the program show the error
"Invalid certificate data".

The certificate's extension is cer, i need know if i can use this certificate with this extension.

i used the next code to open the certificate

Stream := TFileStream.Create(FileName, fmOpenRead or fmShareDenyWrite);
CertFirma := TElX509Certificate.Create(nil);
VerifyingCertificates.Add(CertFirma, False);

when i want decrypt a message use the nex code:
Msg.Load(FileName,ChangeFileExt(FileName, '.bin'))

Posted: 08/16/2013 01:45:50
by Mykola Olshevsky (Basic support level)
Joined: 07/07/2005
Posts: 450

Hi. In .cer file stored only public part of the certificate, but for decryption you need the private key corresponding to the certificate. They are usually stored in .pfx files (with certificates), or in .pem/.key.



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