Microsoft.Azure.KeyVault 3.0.5

Azure Key Vault enables users to store and use cryptographic keys within the Microsoft Azure environment. Azure Key Vault supports multiple key types and algorithms and enables the use of Hardware Security Modules (HSM) for high value customer keys. In addition, Azure Key Vault allows users to securely store secrets in a Key Vault; secrets are limited size octet objects and Azure Key Vault applies no specific semantics to these objects. A Key Vault may contain a mix of keys and secrets at the same time, and access control for the two types of object is independently controlled. Users, subject to appropriate authorization, may: 1) Manage cryptographic keys using Create, Import, Update, Delete and other operations 2) Manage secrets using Get, Set, Delete and other operations 3) Use cryptographic keys with Sign/Verify, WrapKey/UnwrapKey and Encrypt/Decrypt operations. Operations against Key Vaults are authenticated and authorized using Azure Active Directory. Key Vault now supports certificates, a complex type that makes use of existing key and secret infrastructure for certificate operations. KV certificates also support notification and auto-renewal as well as other management features.

This library has been replaced by the following new Azure SDKs. You can read about the new Azure SDKs at

The latest libraries to interact with the Azure KeyVault service are:

* Azure.Security.KeyVault.Keys
* Azure.Security.KeyVault.Secrets
* Azure.Security.KeyVault.Certificates

It is recommended that you move to the new package.

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Additional Details

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If you are looking for the latest packages to interact with Azure KeyVault, please use the following libraries:

Install-Package Microsoft.Azure.KeyVault -Version 3.0.5
dotnet add package Microsoft.Azure.KeyVault --version 3.0.5
<PackageReference Include="Microsoft.Azure.KeyVault" Version="3.0.5" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Microsoft.Azure.KeyVault --version 3.0.5
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Release Notes

Added recommendation to use new libraries listed in the package description.

NuGet packages (156)

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Microsoft Azure Key Vault Extensions Class Library This library has been replaced by the following new Azure SDKs. You can read about the new Azure SDKs at The latest libraries to interact with the Azure KeyVault service are: * * * It is recommended that you move to the new package.
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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
3.0.5 4,891,066 2/3/2020
3.0.4 5,753,218 7/20/2019
3.0.3 5,051,780 1/23/2019
3.0.2 1,614,285 11/14/2018
3.0.1 3,692,030 10/27/2018
3.0.0 3,001,235 6/28/2018
3.0.0-alpha 53,809 3/29/2018
2.4.0-preview 226,784 11/28/2017
2.3.2 11,251,345 7/5/2017
2.3.0-preview 40,022 5/27/2017
2.2.1-preview 74,893 5/5/2017
2.2.0-preview 3,236 4/25/2017
2.1.0-preview 16,976 4/7/2017
2.0.6 2,393,617 12/7/2016
2.0.5-preview 2,644 11/23/2016
2.0.4-preview 3,186 11/9/2016
2.0.3-preview 4,722 10/20/2016
2.0.2-preview 54,589 9/22/2016
2.0.1-preview 12,252 8/30/2016
2.0.0-preview 4,611 8/29/2016
1.0.0 2,234,985 6/18/2015
0.9.1-preview 3,997 4/28/2015
0.9.0-preview 1,446 4/9/2015