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WinTrustSubjectCheckContentInfo info

The WinTrustSubjectCheckContentInfo function verifies that a specified certificate adequately represents the contents of the specified subject.

BOOL WinTrustSubjectCheckContentInfo(


// pointer to description of the subject


// pointer to a certificate for the subject



Pointer to a WIN_TRUST_SIP_SUBJECT structure that describes the subject to compare to the certificate.
Pointer to a WIN_CERT_TYPE_PKCS_SIGNED_DATA type of WIN_CERTIFICATE structure. The data in the bCertificate member of this structure is in the format of a PKCS #7 Signed Data structure. For details on this data format, see The Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS), published by RSA Data Security, Inc.

The SIP can use information from the ContentInfo member of this PKCS #7 structure to determine what must be verified about the subject. For example, a Portable Executable (PE) image may include resource information and debug information in a digest of the image. If it does, the SIP can find that information in the ContentInfo member of the corresponding PKCS #7 Signed Data structure. The SIP should not depend on the contents of the PKCS #7 structure other than the ContentInfo member.

Return Values

If the information in lpSignedData adequately represents the subject, the return value is nonzero. Otherwise, the return value is zero.


A trust provider calls the WinTrustSubjectCheckContentInfo function to verify that the signature in a certificate matches the contents of a specified subject. The trust provider calls the WinTrust implementation of this function. WinTrust then calls the WinTrustSubjectCheckContentInfo implementation of the appropriate Subject Interface Package (SIP). The appropriate SIP is the one registered to handle the type of subject specified by the lpSubject parameter.

To verify a signature, the trust provider first calls the WinTrustSubjectEnumCertificates function to enumerate the types of certificates contained in the subject. Next, the trust provider calls the WinTrustSubjectGetCertificate function to get the certificate needed to authenticate the subject. Typically, this is a certificate that contains a PKCS #7 Signed Data structure from the subject. Then the trust provider calls WinTrustSubjectCheckContentInfo to determine whether the ContentInfo member of the PKCS #7 Signed Data structure matches the subject. If the return value indicates that the SIP has verified the ContentInfo member, the trust provider must also check the signature of the PKCS #7 Signed Data structure. To do this, the trust provider must digest the PKCS structure and compare it to the signature value in that structure.

Each Subject Interface Package (SIP) DLL must implement the WinTrustSubjectCheckContentInfo function. WinTrust gets a pointer to the SIPís WinTrustSubjectCheckContentInfo implementation when WinTrust calls the SIPís WinTrustSipInitialize initialization function.

The SIP implementation of WinTrustSubjectCheckContentInfo compares the information in the PKCS #7ís ContentInfo member to information that it retrieves from the subject identified by the lpSubject parameter. To do this, the SIP generates new ContentInfo information from the subject, which it then compares to the ContentInfo member of the PKCS #7 Signed Data structure. The ContentInfo member contains a message digest of the subject that is important in verifying the validity of the subject. Note that other information in the ContentInfo member may not match the subject. For example, the name of the file is not important because the name can change without affecting the integrity of the subject.

The LPWINTRUST_SUBJECT_CHECK_CONTENT_INFO type is a pointer to a WinTrustSubjectCheckContentInfo function.

See Also

WIN_CERTIFICATE, WIN_TRUST_SIP_SUBJECT, WinTrustSipInitialize, WinTrustSubjectEnumCertificates, WinTrustSubjectGetCertificate

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