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Encrypt connectionString in web.config

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Hi!

I want to encrypt the connectionString settings in web.config.

I read that I'm able to use:

aspnet_regiis.exe -pdf “connectionStrings” C:\Projects\DemoApplication

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But I have some questions:

My website is in my file system now, but I'll publish it later. It's ok to encrypt this way (above)?

My website works with typed DataSet to access SQL Server. Encrypting the connectionString will change any thing?

When I need to use the connectionString, may I use just:

string conn = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["SQL"].ConnectionString;

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to get the connectionString? (The ASP.net will decrypt it automatically, right?)

Thanks in advance!
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Yes. No. Yes. :)
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Also, the correct parameter to encrypt is -pef, the -pdf will decrypt previously encrypted connection strings, allowing you to edit them.
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Im not it will work if you encrypt on one machine and publish it out to a different machine
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by:calypsoworld
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> burakiewicz
I'm developing in my computer to publish to an IIS located on another computer.

If I can't decrypt in these conditions, how can I do that?

Thanks!

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you can decrypt the config push it to the computer that has iis and then encrypt/decrypt it on that machine
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