How to handle/store SQL Server master key password? Thick client (C#, .NET 4) and SQL Server 2008 Express
I have the need to encrypt/decrypt passwords for databases in my application. I will use the built-in encryption/decryption functions in SQL Server to store them in my SQL Server database.
BUT what is a good approach for handling the master key password?
Hide it in the client code!? Users of the client should not know this password.