PBKDF2.NET 2.0.0

PBKDF2.NET provides adaptive password-based key derivation functionality (PBKDF2) for the .NET Framework.

It adheres to the suggested PBKDF2 implementation while also holding true to the .NET cryptographic programming model. This is done to ensure smooth transition for users of this library and reducing the amount of refactoring involved to integrate this library into existing source.

For details on how to use this library, please refer to the project site at:


This library and it's source is licensed under the MIT License, which is included with this download.

Full source code and documentation is available at:


Install-Package PBKDF2.NET -Version 2.0.0
dotnet add package PBKDF2.NET --version 2.0.0
<PackageReference Include="PBKDF2.NET" Version="2.0.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add PBKDF2.NET --version 2.0.0
The NuGet Team does not provide support for this client. Please contact its maintainers for support.
#r "nuget: PBKDF2.NET, 2.0.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install PBKDF2.NET as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=PBKDF2.NET&version=2.0.0

// Install PBKDF2.NET as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=PBKDF2.NET&version=2.0.0
The NuGet Team does not provide support for this client. Please contact its maintainers for support.

Release Notes

***** Change Log *****

The following changes were introduced in this release:

* improved type interface for all types in lib
* some names of public properties on types were changed drastically from version 1
* library (.dll) naming convention has been changed to provide smoother transitions in future releases
Details: The naming convention of this library is now simply "PBKDF2.NET". Revisions to the source
structuring to accommodate possible builds targeting specific framework versions.
* internal initialization process has changed within the System.Security.Cryptography.PBKDF2 class.
Details: This was done both for performance-tuning reasons and to accommodate the addition of byte[]
Password public property being added to the type to be treated like a Key property. These changes were
necessary to integrate these changes with the internal state management of PBKDF2 objects.


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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
2.0.0 66,348 11/28/2013
1.0.1 876 11/27/2013