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Decrypt SHA1-RSA

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I need to be able to decrypt a string that is encrypted with a certificate using SHA1-RSA.  This is being used to integrate a .NET application with authentication from an existing system that cannot be changed.

Please provide sample code, or a link to a sample project.  C# or VB.NET code is fine and I would prefer code that is compatible with both .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0.  I would like to avoid third-party components as the procurement process for this client is rather slow and painful.

If it helps, the following Java code encrypted what I need to decrypt.

public String createUrlFragment(String privateKeyName, String privateKeyPassword, String authString) throws UrlAuthenticationException
      PrivateKey privateKey = (PrivateKey) _keyStore.getKey(privateKeyName, privateKeyPassword.toCharArray());
      Enumeration e = _keyStore.aliases();
              System.out.println("alais:" + (String)e.nextElement());
      if (privateKey == null)
                 throw new UrlAuthenticationException("No key " + privateKeyName + " found");
      Signature signature = Signature.getInstance("SHA1withRSA");
      byte[] sig1 = signature.sign();
      String base64 =Base64.encodeBytes(sig1);
      String urlFragment = "user=" + URLEncoder.encode(authString,"UTF-8") + "&authSignature=" + URLEncoder.encode(base64,"UTF-8");
      return urlFragment;
    catch (Exception e)
      throw new UrlAuthenticationException("UrlAuthenticationException: " + e.toString());


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