Chilkat v9.5.0.99 Release Notes

Previous Version: Chilkat v9.5.0.99 Release Notes Ssh, SFtp, SshTunnel: Added the SetAllowedAlgorithms method. This allows an application to explicitly set the set of allowed connection algorithms (cipher, mac, key exchange, etc.). Note: It’s best to NOT explicitly set the algorithms. Chilkat already prioritizes algorithms according to security and other factors. By explicitly setting algorithms, you may be creating a […]

Chilkat v9.5.0.98 Release Notes

Previous Version: Next Version: Chilkat v9.5.0.98 Release Notes General: Removed all internal usage of the R250 random number generation algorithm and replaced with the more cryptographically secure Fortuna algorithm. DNS: Fixed various DNS problems having to do with VPNs or other uncommon situations. Ftp2: Fixed situation where CreateRemoteDir is called, but the remote directory already exists. In this […]

Perl The specified module could not be found

Question: I get the following error when trying to install the Chilkat Perl 5.24 module in ActiveState Perl on Windows C:\chilkat-9.5.0-perl-5.20-x86_64-mingw32>perl Checking if your kit is complete… Looks good Generating a dmake-style Makefile Writing Makefile for chilkat Writing MYMETA.yml and MYMETA.json C:\chilkat-9.5.0-perl-5.20-x86_64-mingw32>dmake cp lib/chilkat.dll blib\lib\chilkat.dll cp lib/ blib\lib\ C:\chilkat-9.5.0-perl-5.20-x86_64-mingw32>dmake install Appending installation info to C:\Perl64\lib/perllocal.pod C:\chilkat-9.5.0-perl-5.20-x86_64-mingw32>dmake `’ is […]

EuroCert Cloud Signing

This post is to record collected information about EuroCert cloud signing. It seems EuroCert provides a PKCS11 driver DLL for Windows: ECSPKCS11.dll. Does this driver DLL communicate with the EuroCert servers to do the signing in the Cloud? (i.e. where the hash to be signed is sent via some REST API to a EuroCert server to be signed by a […]

Google to Discontinue Authentication that Requires Users to Share their Google username and password

Beginning September 30, 2024: third-party apps that use only a password to access Google Accounts and Google Sync will no longer be supported See Does this mean “App Passwords” will be discontinued? I don’t think so, but I’m not 100% sure. Google did not explicitly clarify. The reason I think App Passwords will still be a valid authentication mechanism, […]

RedTrust KSP with TLS 1.2 Client Certificate

The EVOLIUM REDTRUST CSP is not capable of signing a non-hash. In other words, it’s not possible to do TLS 1.2 with client certificates with the RedTrust KSP. This is a common problem in CSP/KSP implementations.  They assume that everything to be signed is a hash, such as SHA1, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512, and require the hash algorithm to be specified […]

InvalidAuthenticationToken message IDX14100 JWT is not well formed, there are no dots

Question: When I try to send: Set resp = http.PostJson2(“”,”application/json”,json.Emit()) I am getting this response: { “error”: { “code”: “InvalidAuthenticationToken”, “message”: “IDX14100: JWT is not well formed, there are no dots (.). The token needs to be in JWS or JWE Compact Serialization Format. (JWS): ‘EncodedHeader.EndcodedPayload.EncodedSignature’. (JWE): ‘EncodedProtectedHeader.EncodedEncryptedKey.EncodedInitializationVector.EncodedCiphertext.EncodedAuthenticationTag’.”, “innerError”: { “date”: “2024-05-13T15:26:14”, “request-id”: “…”, “client-request-id”: “…” } } } Failed, […]

Malaysia E-Invoicing (MyInvois) User Questions Answered

(Questions paraphrased and published here with prior permission from the user.) Question 1 Our application is file-server based which can be accessed by multiple users over LAN. Quite likely, there will be multiple users and/or applications submitting their e-invoices. Can one certificate file be shared and used by multiple applications? What are the differences between the two certificate types and […]

PEPPOL 403 Forbidden Problem Solved

The PEPPOL test server at requires the “User-Agent” header field to be present.  For example, a GET request to /v1/peppol/status  is successful if the User-Agent header is present, and the returned response is: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Thu, 09 May 2024 12:28:34 GMT Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Content-Length: 42 Connection: keep-alive x-amzn-RequestId: **** access-control-allow-origin: * x-amzn-Remapped-content-length: 42 x-amz-apigw-id: **** etag: […]

What Replaced Old Chilkat Async Methods?

In the distant past, there were some Chilkat classes that had a few ad-hoc Async methods and properties.  For example, the Ftp2 class contained the methods AsyncPutFileStart, AsyncGetFileStart, AsyncAppendFileStart, and properties such as AsyncFinished, AsyncSuccess, and AsyncLog. A number of years ago, these were replaced with a consistent and standard async model that applies to any Chilkat method in any […]