.NET 2.0 encryption web.config/app.config options?

Situation: 13 servers containing both ASP .Net web sites and .NET apps. Servers are broken up in Developemnt, Test, and Production types.

Issue: Need to encrypt all app.config and web.config files.

Currently we are using .NET 1.1, so I had developed (test working, not yet deployed) a shared (GAC) utility that would be responsible for providing an interface to allow the encryption (DPAPI + Second Entropy) of information for the developer to manually place in each web.conf/app.config file during development. The backend of this utility was referenced by the *.config files in decrypting values on all web site/applications during start up (then stored in a session variable\Static variable).

The department has now decided to migrate to .NET 2.0, and having read the new way of encrypting web.config (aspnet_regiis.exe) and app.config (ProtectSection()), I am assuming a way of encrypting ASP .NET 2.0 and .NET 2.0 apps would be to simply create an utility whereby the developer, through a user interface, selects the location of the *.config file to encrypt, to which the utility will either execute aspnet_regiis.exe or call ProtectSection() depending whether its a web.config or app.config file. As we migrate apps from Dev->Test->Prod for development and maintenance, I was thinking of using RSA encryption and using the export key (decryption key) from the encryption key to place on all our servers (so the encryption process need only be done on the development server).
Being new to this (.NET in general and .NET 2.0), does this sound practical? 

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1/18/2007 2:35:38 AM
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Run following from VS command prompt:

aspnet_regiis -pe to encrypt web.config file
aspnet_regiis -pd to decrupt web.config file

Try aspnet_regiis -? for all arguments.

Hope this helps.

Jae.

 


jae.lee@jaeleeandco.com
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jae
1/18/2007 4:25:45 AM

jae, excuse my noobness and I am certainly not ungrateful for your attention\contribution, but I don't see how your question applies to my issue?

If you read my issue it involves both web.config and app.config (aspnet_regiis does not work). Also I would have to initially run (only for the APS .NET web sites) the command the number of websites on each on each of the 13 servers, and then 3 times (Dev, Test, Prod).each time an applpication\web site is developed or *.config file is changed. I am after a more feasable solution, akin to the one I had suggested.
Sorry if my initial post was somewhat misleading or written poorly.

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sallas001
1/18/2007 5:50:26 AM

My apologies.  I don't think I fully understood your question.

Jae.

 


jae.lee@jaeleeandco.com
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jae
1/18/2007 6:13:09 AM
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