troubleshooting Question

Encrypting authentication data within my php code

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From several sources I have seen recommendations to encrypt authentication data (e.g., login passwords, certificates) when used within php code and yet I have not seen an explanation of how to do so.  It would seem that if I encrypted the data within the code I would also need to place the decryption key within the code which would gain nothing for overall security.  There must be something I am not understanding here!  Can someone explain?  Thanks.
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