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Keeping config file settings safe.

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I've created an application that is to be used on client sites.
The trouble is, the app uses a web service and some of the clients use a proxy.
I need the application to read the username and password credentials from a config file.

But having the proxy credentials readable in a config file doesn't seem to great to me.
Is there another way of keeping these credentials safe ?
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files with .config extensions are not accessible from anywhere other than the server as far as i know... you can use a simple encryption class to encrypt and decrypt values in the config file if you are not comfortable storing values in plain text...

here are some options for encrypt/decrypt classes :

http://www.codeproject.com/dotnet/Cryptor.asp
http://www.codeproject.com/managedcpp/EncDecExt.asp
http://www.codeproject.com/aspnet/encrypt.asp

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