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Hiding Database Server Login Details in config file

d_bowe asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-16

I have a C# standalone application which connects to a Sybase DB. Currently the log-in details for the Database server are stored under <appSettings> in my config file. My users are not happy with this, due to security fears. Also they are worried that the application has no log-in function. They fear that someone can come along and start-up the app and change the data in production without permission.

I was wondering:

A) how can I hide / mask, etc the Database Server details from prying eyes

B) Best implement a log-in, or solution to the second problem.

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