The PROV_RSA_FULL provider type supports both digital signatures and data encryption. It is considered a general purpose CSP. The RSA public key algorithm is used for all public key operations.

Algorithms Supported

For descriptions of each of these algorithms, see the glossary.

Purpose Supported algorithms
Key Exchange RSA
Signature RSA
Encryption RC2RC4
Hashing MD5SHA


This provider type is defined by Microsoft and RSA Data Security. It is described in the following documents:

  • RSA Laboratories, Public Key Cryptography Standards, RSA Data Security, November 1993.