BCryptDestroySecret function (bcrypt.h)

The BCryptDestroySecret function destroys a secret agreement handle that was created by using the BCryptSecretAgreement function.

Syntax

NTSTATUS BCryptDestroySecret(
  BCRYPT_SECRET_HANDLE hSecret
);

Parameters

hSecret

The BCRYPT_SECRET_HANDLE to be destroyed.

Return value

Returns a status code that indicates the success or failure of the function.

Possible return codes include, but are not limited to, the following.

Return code Description
STATUS_SUCCESS
The function was successful.
STATUS_INVALID_HANDLE
The handle in the hSecret parameter is not valid.

Remarks

Depending on what processor modes a provider supports, BCryptDestroySecret can be called either from user mode or kernel mode. Kernel mode callers can execute either at PASSIVE_LEVEL IRQL or DISPATCH_LEVEL IRQL. If the current IRQL level is DISPATCH_LEVEL, the handle provided in the hSecret parameter must be derived from an algorithm handle returned by a provider that was opened by using the BCRYPT_PROV_DISPATCH flag.

To call this function in kernel mode, use Cng.lib, which is part of the Driver Development Kit (DDK). Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista:  To call this function in kernel mode, use Ksecdd.lib.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header bcrypt.h
Library Bcrypt.lib
DLL Bcrypt.dll

See also

BCryptSecretAgreement