Sign documents with encrypted metadata text

GroupDocs.Signature provides ability to secure Metadata signatures with standard or custom encryption. Standard encryption is implemented over class SymmetricEncryption class. Creation of this object expects 3 arguments like encryption algorithm enumeration SymmetricAlgorithmType with one of following values (DES, TripleDES, RC2, Rijndael), string value key and string value salt.

Here are the steps to secure Metadata string values with standard encryption with GroupDocs.Signature:

Implementation of encrypted Metadata signature

This example shows how to sign document with encrypted Metadata signatures over .

using (Signature signature = new Signature("sample.docx"))
{
    // setup key and passphrase
    string key = "1234567890";
    string salt = "1234567890";
    // create data encryption
    IDataEncryption encryption = new SymmetricEncryption(SymmetricAlgorithmType.Rijndael, key, salt);
    // setup options with text of signature
    MetadataSignOptions options = new MetadataSignOptions()
    {

    };

    // setup signature metadata - this text will not be encrypted
    WordProcessingMetadataSignature mdAuthor = new WordProcessingMetadataSignature("Author", "Mr.Scherlock Holmes");

    // setup data of document id
    WordProcessingMetadataSignature mdDocId = new WordProcessingMetadataSignature("DocumentId", Guid.NewGuid().ToString());
    // set encryption for separate metadata signatures for this options
    mdDocId.DataEncryption = encryption

    // add signatures to options
    options.Signatures.Add(mdAuthor);
    options.Signatures.Add(mdDocId);
    // sign document to file
    signature.Sign("MetadataEncryptedText.docx", options);

}

Implementation of encrypted Metadata signature over MetadataSignOptions encryption

This example shows how to sign document with encrypted Metadata signatures over .

using (Signature signature = new Signature("sample.docx"))
{
    // setup key and passphrase
    string key = "1234567890";
    string salt = "1234567890";
    // create data encryption
    IDataEncryption encryption = new SymmetricEncryption(SymmetricAlgorithmType.Rijndael, key, salt);
    // setup options with text of signature
    MetadataSignOptions options = new MetadataSignOptions()
    {
        // set encryption for all metadata signatures for this options
        // if you need separate encryption use own MetadataSignature.DataEncryption property
        DataEncryption = encryption
    };

    // setup signature metadata
    WordProcessingMetadataSignature mdAuthor = new WordProcessingMetadataSignature("Author", "Mr.Scherlock Holmes");
    // setup data of document id
    WordProcessingMetadataSignature mdDocId = new WordProcessingMetadataSignature("DocumentId", Guid.NewGuid().ToString());

    // add signatures to options
    options.Signatures.Add(mdAuthor);
    options.Signatures.Add(mdDocId);
    // sign document to file
    signature.Sign("MetadataEncryptedText.docx", options);

}

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GitHub Examples

You may easily run the code above and see the feature in action in our GitHub examples:

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