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Verifies whether a digital signature is valid for the data.


CryptVerifySignature ( data ; algorithm ; publicRSAKey ; signature )


data - any text expression that represents the data to verify against signature.

algorithm - the name of the cryptographic algorithm to use (see CryptAuthCode function).

publicRSAKey - text that represents the PKCS #1 RSA public key in PEM format corresponding to the private key used to generate signature.

signature - the binary RSA signature to verify against data, such as the value returned by the CryptGenerateSignature function.

Data type returned 


Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 18.0 Advanced


To verify a signature, this function compares the message digest of data (using the specified algorithm) to the digest obtained by decrypting signature using publicRSAKey.

An RSA public key must be in this format:

-----END PUBLIC KEY-----

If the signature is valid for the data, this function returns 1 (true); if the signature is not valid, it returns 0 (false). If any of the parameters are invalid, it returns "?".


This function is not supported in runtime solutions and returns "?".

Example 1 

Uses the SHA-512 algorithm to generate the digest of Table::SignedText. Base64-decodes the signature stored in the Table::Signature text field and returns it as container data. Decrypts the signature using the value in the Table::PublicRSAKey field and compares the signature digest with the digest based on the Table::SignedText field. If the signature is valid, returns 1.

CryptVerifySignature (
Table::SignedText ; "SHA512" ; Table::PublicRSAKey ;
Base64Decode (
Table::Signature ; ""

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