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Questions tagged [mscapi]

Use this tag for questions about Microsoft CAPI (Crypto API), and CNG (CAPI NextGen)

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How does the default Microsoft CNG Key Storage Provider protect keys?

I presume the keys are not stored on disk in plain-text, but are at least obfuscated somehow. The question is "how?" I am particularly interested in non-machine keys which do not have an associated ...
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Is Windows certificate store FIPS 140-2 level 1 certified?

I'm not really aware of FIPS 140-2 requirements, but AFAIK some MS cryptographic libraries are FIPS 140-2 level 1 certified, so here it goes my question: If I do have the following requirement: ...