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Can a web part have its own web.config file and Windows Authentication

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Hi,

I have created a web part that communicates with a SQL Server database.  I would like to encrypt the connection string inside the web.config file, however, I read that there is a performance penalty involved when encrypting/decryption the connection string.  Is it possible for for a web part to have its own web.config file?

Also, SQL Server authentication has been set to "Windows Authentication mode" only.  When attempting to hit the database via the web part, under what account does it take place?  Is it under the application pool setting or the currently logged in user.  

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A Web.config file is the configuration file forthe web application. So you can't have a webpart.web.config file. If you need settting for the web part then it's better to use the property bag. to store the connection string.

This toool might also help if you go down this route:
http://pbs2010.codeplex.com/


If you use elevated permissions the application pool account will be used otherwise the logged in user.

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The connection should run under the credentials specified within the web application.  It *might* use the account that has permissions to your SQL server, but I'm betting that it's going to be the web application account (probably farm account).
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