Encrypting & Decrypting web.config

Encrypting & Decrypting  web.config

We can encrypt each section of the web.config using the encryption provided by aspnet_regiis.exe.


<!-- Encrypt Connection String -->
C:\WebPortal>aspnet_regiis.exe -pef connectionStrings c:\WebPortal-prov "RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider"
Encrypting configuration section...
Succeeded!
Here the -pe switch specifies the configuration section "connectionStrings" to encrypt.

C:\WebPortal>aspnet_regiis.exe -pdf connectionStrings c:\WebPortal
Decrypting configuration section...
Succeeded!
Here the -pef switch specifies the configuration section to encrypt and allows you to supply the physical directory path for your configuration file.




<!-- Encrypt AppSettings -->
C:\WebPortal>aspnet_regiis.exe -pef appSettings c:\WebPortal-prov "RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider"
Encrypting configuration section...
Succeeded!
Here the -prov switch specifies the provider name.

C:\WebPortal>aspnet_regiis.exe -pdf appSettings c:\WebPortal
Decrypting configuration section...
Succeeded!

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