[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

Encrypt password in connection string in web config file

Posted on 2013-01-25
5
Medium Priority
?
328 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
Hi,

Please help... Can someone show me how to encrypt the password in the connection string in a webconfig file.  I am using VS 2010.  I need some specific instructions, since i hardly know C#.  

For you information this is what i am trying to do.. I am developing an application and need to give all my code out to a developer.  I myself write all the sql server code and it is hosted in Azure.  So my thought was that it should not be a problem if i can set the connection string to point to azure... but i need to encrypt it.



Thanks so much in advance,
Joy
0
Comment
Question by:joygomez1964
4 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:joygomez1964
ID: 38820205
BTW this is my connection string.

 <connectionStrings>
    <add name="ForWebAEntities4" connectionString="metadata=res://*/Models.Model1.csdl|res://*/Models.Model1.ssdl|res://*/Models.Model1.msl;provider=System.Data.SqlClient;provider connection string=&quot;data source=tcp:abc.database.windows.net;initial catalog=ForWebB;integrated security=False;user id=joygomez@l1t8a;password=123456;multipleactiveresultsets=True;encrypt=True;App=EntityFramework&quot;" providerName="System.Data.EntityClient" />
  </connectionStrings>
0
 
LVL 85

Accepted Solution

by:
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 2000 total points
ID: 38821715
it is a non-trivial problem.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/yxw286t2%28v=vs.80%29.aspx
you encrypt that part of the web.config, encrypt it then export the RSA key
the developer then must import the RSA key.

if you don't trust the developer then simply let them use sample data and once completed and returned to you as a complete package then you can use your real data.
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Roopesh Reddy
ID: 38821904
Hi,

Consider @ve30fa suggestion!

Added to his info, check this cool article as well  - http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/304638/Encrypt-or-Decrypt-Connection-Strings-in-web-confi

It has explained clearly!

Hope it helps u...
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Amandeep Singh Bhullar
ID: 39936305
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0

Featured Post

The new generation of project management tools

With monday.com’s project management tool, you can see what everyone on your team is working in a single glance. Its intuitive dashboards are customizable, so you can create systems that work for you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

On Feb. 28, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) went down after an employee issued the wrong command during a debugging exercise. Among those affected were big names like Netflix, Spotify and Expedia.
Herein one will find an aggregate of some of my experience building and deploying virtualization stacks both in standalone, clustered Hyper-V, clustered Hyper-V with a Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) backend, and Storage Spaces Direct (S2D).
The Relationships Diagram is a good way to get an overall view of what a database is keeping track of. It is also where relationships are defined. A relationship specifies how two tables connect to each other. As you build tables in Microsoft Ac…
Get the source code for a fully functional Access application shell with several popular security features that Access VBA application developers desire, but find difficult or impossible to figure out how to code. You get the source code for managi…
Suggested Courses

591 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question