NCryptFinalizeKey function (ncrypt.h)

The NCryptFinalizeKey function completes a CNG key storage key. The key cannot be used until this function has been called.

Syntax

SECURITY_STATUS NCryptFinalizeKey(
  NCRYPT_KEY_HANDLE hKey,
  DWORD             dwFlags
);

Parameters

hKey

The handle of the key to complete. This handle is obtained by calling the NCryptCreatePersistedKey function.

dwFlags

Flags that modify function behavior. This can be zero or a combination of one or more of the following values.

Value Meaning
NCRYPT_NO_KEY_VALIDATION
Do not validate the public portion of the key pair. This flag only applies to public/private key pairs.
NCRYPT_WRITE_KEY_TO_LEGACY_STORE_FLAG
Also save the key in legacy storage. This allows the key to be used with CryptoAPI. This flag only applies to RSA keys.
NCRYPT_SILENT_FLAG
Requests that the key service provider (KSP) not display any user interface. If the provider must display the UI to operate, the call fails and the KSP should set the NTE_SILENT_CONTEXT error code as the last error.

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
ERROR_SUCCESS
The function was successful.
NTE_BAD_FLAGS
The dwFlags parameter contains a value that is not valid.
NTE_INVALID_HANDLE
The hKey parameter is not valid.

Remarks

A service must not call this function from its StartService Function. If a service calls this function from its StartService function, a deadlock can occur, and the service may stop responding.

Requirements

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