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Encrypt email address using .Net Forms Authentication

Posted on 2011-02-10
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We are creating a web application that requires authentication.  We are using the built-in .Net Forms Authentication to handle the authentication.  However, our security office has mandated that we must encrypt the email address, which is stored in the aspnet_Membership table.  By default, the email address is stored in plain text.   Does anyone know of a way to override or modify the "Create User" method (or other methods) so that we can encrypt the email (much like the password is encrypted)?  Any workarounds?  We are using ASP.NET (VB) Framework v4 and SQL Server 2008.  Specific examples would be very helpful!
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We've looked into that already but would prefer not to have to do that.  We want to continue to use the built-in membership with the exception of just encrypting the email address.
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Well, I'm pretty sure that you will end building your own membership provider due to the dependency that exists on plain-text e-mail

If you security dictates that e-mail must be enrypted, then take in mind that the search will be a bullet in the server's head because you will be decrypting each row to find the right e-mail that you want to get.

If e-mail must be encrypted, you will have to implement the search and login of users throgh a custom number.
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This did not fully address my question.  However, since no one else commented, I will go ahead and close the question.
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