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Encryption on database tables MSSQL 2008

Hello experts,

DO you have any tutorial, suggestions  on how to encrypt tables on database MSSQL 2008?
Once they are encrypted, would it affect my ASP.net applications I have when i call such tables?


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Dave Howe

8/22/2022 - Mon
Dave Howe

Depends on how you want to encrypt.
If you are interested in at-rest encryption, then you can simply encrypt the storage media (bitlocker, efs, whatever)

If you want to do explicit encryption, then you need to alter apps to use the 2008 crypto primitives (such as ENCRYPTBYKEY - that means coding changes.

if you want to do this without altering the code, then you need to follow this guide to Transparent Data Encryption - might take a couple of looks before you get the idea, so feel free to post follow up questions in this thread for clarification :)
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Hi thank you for the info.

I was interested for encryption at rest and in transit, when data is moving.
Without altering the code would be great. Is the transparent data encryption used when data is in transit?
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