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DPAPI and Triple DES: A powerful combination to secure connection strings and other application settings

, 26 Aug 2005
This article shows how DPAPI and Triple DES can be used to encrypt connection strings and other sensitive strings for storage in the ASP.NET web.config file.
dpapi_demo.zip
dpapi_bin
Foulds.Security.dll
Foulds.Security.UserInterface.DataProtection.exe
dpapi_src.zip
dpapi_src
Foulds.Security
bin
Deploy.wsf
Encryption
Foulds.Security.csproj.user
Foulds.Security.snk
SectionHandlers
DataProtection
Foulds.Security.UserInterface.DataProtection
App.ico
bin
Foulds.Security.UserInterface.DataProtection.csproj.user
using System;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Xml;

namespace Foulds.Security.SectionHandlers.DataProtection
{
	/// <author>Hannes Foulds, 18 August 2005</author>
	/// <summary>
	/// This is the section handler for data protection.
	/// </summary>
	public class SectionHandler : IConfigurationSectionHandler
	{
		public object Create(object parent, object configContext, System.Xml.XmlNode section)
		{
			return new EncryptedSettings(section);
		}
	}
}

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