RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider Class

Definition

Provides a ProtectedConfigurationProvider instance that uses RSA encryption to encrypt and decrypt configuration data.

public ref class RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider sealed : System::Configuration::ProtectedConfigurationProvider
public sealed class RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider : System.Configuration.ProtectedConfigurationProvider
type RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider = class
    inherit ProtectedConfigurationProvider
Public NotInheritable Class RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider
Inherits ProtectedConfigurationProvider
Inheritance
RsaProtectedConfigurationProviderRsaProtectedConfigurationProviderRsaProtectedConfigurationProviderRsaProtectedConfigurationProvider

Examples

The following code example shows how to use the standard RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider to protect or unprotect a configuration section.

using System;
using System.Configuration;

public class UsingRsaProtectedConfigurationProvider
{

    // Protect the connectionStrings section.
    private static void ProtectConfiguration()
    {

        // Get the application configuration file.
        System.Configuration.Configuration config =
                ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
                ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

        // Define the Rsa provider name.
        string provider =
            "RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider";

        // Get the section to protect.
        ConfigurationSection connStrings =
            config.ConnectionStrings;

        if (connStrings != null)
        {
            if (!connStrings.SectionInformation.IsProtected)
            {
                if (!connStrings.ElementInformation.IsLocked)
                {
                    // Protect the section.
                    connStrings.SectionInformation.ProtectSection(provider);

                    connStrings.SectionInformation.ForceSave = true;
                    config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Full);

                    Console.WriteLine("Section {0} is now protected by {1}",
                        connStrings.SectionInformation.Name,
                        connStrings.SectionInformation.ProtectionProvider.Name);

                }
                else
                    Console.WriteLine(
                         "Can't protect, section {0} is locked",
                         connStrings.SectionInformation.Name);
            }
            else
                Console.WriteLine(
                    "Section {0} is already protected by {1}",
                    connStrings.SectionInformation.Name,
                    connStrings.SectionInformation.ProtectionProvider.Name);

        }
        else
            Console.WriteLine("Can't get the section {0}",
                connStrings.SectionInformation.Name);
              
    }


    // Unprotect the connectionStrings section.
    private static void UnProtectConfiguration()
    {

        // Get the application configuration file.
        System.Configuration.Configuration config =
                ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
                ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

        // Get the section to unprotect.
        ConfigurationSection connStrings =
            config.ConnectionStrings;

        if (connStrings != null)
        {
            if (connStrings.SectionInformation.IsProtected)
            {
                if (!connStrings.ElementInformation.IsLocked)
                {
                    // Unprotect the section.
                    connStrings.SectionInformation.UnprotectSection();

                    connStrings.SectionInformation.ForceSave = true;
                    config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Full);

                    Console.WriteLine("Section {0} is now unprotected.",
                        connStrings.SectionInformation.Name);

                }
                else
                    Console.WriteLine(
                         "Can't unprotect, section {0} is locked",
                         connStrings.SectionInformation.Name);
            }
            else
                Console.WriteLine(
                    "Section {0} is already unprotected.",
                    connStrings.SectionInformation.Name);
                
        }
        else
            Console.WriteLine("Can't get the section {0}",
                connStrings.SectionInformation.Name);

    }


    public static void Main(string[] args)
    {

        string selection = string.Empty;

        if (args.Length == 0)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(
                "Select protect or unprotect");
            return;
        }

        selection = args[0].ToLower();

        switch (selection)
        {
            case "protect":
                ProtectConfiguration();
                break;

            case "unprotect":
                UnProtectConfiguration();
                break;
 
            default:
                Console.WriteLine("Unknown selection");
                break;
        }

        Console.Read();
            
    }


}

Imports System
Imports System.Configuration


Public Class UsingRsaProtectedConfigurationProvider
   
   
   ' Protect the connectionStrings section.
   Private Shared Sub ProtectConfiguration()
      
      ' Get the application configuration file.
        Dim config As System.Configuration.Configuration = _
        ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(ConfigurationUserLevel.None)
      
      ' Define the Rsa provider name.
        Dim provider As String = _
        "RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider"
      
      ' Get the section to protect.
        Dim connStrings As ConfigurationSection = _
        config.ConnectionStrings
      
      If Not (connStrings Is Nothing) Then
         If Not connStrings.SectionInformation.IsProtected Then
            If Not connStrings.ElementInformation.IsLocked Then
                    ' Protect the section.

                    connStrings.SectionInformation.ProtectSection(provider)


                    connStrings.SectionInformation.ForceSave = True

                    config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Full)

                    Console.WriteLine( _
                    "Section {0} is now protected by {1}", _
                    connStrings.SectionInformation.Name, _
                    connStrings.SectionInformation.ProtectionProvider.Name)

                Else
                    Console.WriteLine( _
                    "Can't protect, section {0} is locked", _
                    connStrings.SectionInformation.Name)
                End If
         Else
                Console.WriteLine( _
                "Section {0} is already protected by {1}", _
                connStrings.SectionInformation.Name, _
                connStrings.SectionInformation.ProtectionProvider.Name)
         End If
      
      Else
            Console.WriteLine( _
            "Can't get the section {0}", _
            connStrings.SectionInformation.Name)
      End If
   End Sub 'ProtectConfiguration
    
   
   
   ' Unprotect the connectionStrings section.
   Private Shared Sub UnProtectConfiguration()
      
      ' Get the application configuration file.
        Dim config As System.Configuration.Configuration = _
        ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(ConfigurationUserLevel.None)
      
      ' Get the section to unprotect.
        Dim connStrings As ConfigurationSection = _
        config.ConnectionStrings
      
      If Not (connStrings Is Nothing) Then
         If connStrings.SectionInformation.IsProtected Then
            If Not connStrings.ElementInformation.IsLocked Then
               ' Unprotect the section.
               connStrings.SectionInformation.UnprotectSection()
               
               connStrings.SectionInformation.ForceSave = True
               config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Full)
               
                    Console.WriteLine( _
                    "Section {0} is now unprotected.", _
                    connStrings.SectionInformation.Name)
            
            Else
                    Console.WriteLine( _
                    "Can't unprotect, section {0} is locked", _
                    connStrings.SectionInformation.Name)
            End If
         Else
                Console.WriteLine( _
                "Section {0} is already unprotected.", _
                connStrings.SectionInformation.Name)
         End If
      
      Else
            Console.WriteLine( _
            "Can't get the section {0}", _
            connStrings.SectionInformation.Name)
      End If
   End Sub 'UnProtectConfiguration
   
   
   
    Public Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)

        Dim selection As String = String.Empty

        If args.Length = 0 Then
            Console.WriteLine( _
            "Select protect or unprotect")
            Return
        End If

        selection = args(0).ToLower()

        Select Case selection
            Case "protect"
                ProtectConfiguration()

            Case "unprotect"
                UnProtectConfiguration()

            Case Else
                Console.WriteLine( _
                "Unknown selection")
        End Select

        Console.Read()
    End Sub 'Main

End Class 'UsingRsaProtectedConfigurationProvider

The following example shows an excerpt from a configuration file after encryption.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>  
<configuration>  
  <connectionStrings configProtectionProvider="RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider">  
    <EncryptedData Type="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#Element"  
        xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#">  
      <EncryptionMethod Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#tripledes-cbc" />  
      <KeyInfo xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#">  
        <EncryptedKey xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#">  
          <EncryptionMethod Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#rsa-1_5" />  
          <KeyInfo xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#">  
            <KeyName>Rsa Key</KeyName>  
          </KeyInfo>  
          <CipherData>  
            <CipherValue>B702tRDVHJjC3CYXt7I0ucCDjdht/Vyk/DdUhwQyt7vepSD85dwCP8ox9Y1BUdjajFeTFfFBsGypbli5HPGRYamQdrVkPo07bBBXNT5H02qxREguGUU4iDtV1Xp8BLVZjQMV4ZgP6Wbctw2xRvPC7GvKHLI4fUN/Je5LmutsijA=</CipherValue>  
          </CipherData>  
        </EncryptedKey>  
      </KeyInfo>  
      <CipherData>  
        <CipherValue>ME+XJA2TAj3QN3yT4pJq3sRArC0i7Cz3Da71BkaRe9QNfuVuUjcv0jeGUN4wDdOAZ7LPq6UpVrpirY3kQcALDvPJ5nKxk++Mw75rjtIO8eh2goTY9rCK6zanfzaDshFy7IqItpvs/y2kmij25nM3ury6uO0hCf0UbEL1mbT2jXDqvcrHZUobO1Ef6bygBZ/8HpU+VfF9CTCob/BBE9zUkK37EQhcduwsnzBvDblYbF/Rd+F4lxAkZnecGLfCZjOzJB4xH1a0vvWtPR7zNwL/7I0uHzQjyMdWrkBnotMjoR70R7NELBotCogWO0MBimncKigdR3dTTdrCd72a7UJ4LMlEQaZXGIJp4PIg6qVDHII=</CipherValue>  
      </CipherData>  
    </EncryptedData>  
  </connectionStrings>  
</configuration>  

Remarks

The RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider class gives you a way to encrypt sensitive information stored in a configuration file, which helps protect it from unauthorized access. You use the built-in RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider instance by declaring the provider and making appropriate settings in the configuration file instead of creating an instance of this class, as shown in the example later in this topic.

The RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider object uses the cryptography functions provided by RSA class to encrypt and decrypt configuration sections.

Note

Before ASP.NET can decrypt encrypted information in your configuration file, the identity of your ASP.NET application must have read access to the encryption key used to encrypt and decrypt the configuration data. For more information, see Walkthrough: Encrypting Configuration Information Using Protected Configuration.

Constructors

RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider() RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider() RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider() RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider()

Initializes a new instance of the RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider class.

Properties

CspProviderName CspProviderName CspProviderName CspProviderName

Gets the name of the Windows cryptography API (crypto API) cryptographic service provider (CSP).

Description Description Description Description

Gets a brief, friendly description suitable for display in administrative tools or other user interfaces (UIs).

(Inherited from ProviderBase)
KeyContainerName KeyContainerName KeyContainerName KeyContainerName

Gets the name of the key container.

Name Name Name Name

Gets the friendly name used to refer to the provider during configuration.

(Inherited from ProviderBase)
RsaPublicKey RsaPublicKey RsaPublicKey RsaPublicKey

Gets the public key used by the provider.

UseFIPS UseFIPS UseFIPS UseFIPS

Gets a value indicating whether the provider uses FIPS.

UseMachineContainer UseMachineContainer UseMachineContainer UseMachineContainer

Gets a value that indicates whether the RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider object is using the machine key container.

UseOAEP UseOAEP UseOAEP UseOAEP

Gets a value that indicates whether the provider is using Optimal Asymmetric Encryption Padding (OAEP) key exchange data.

Methods

AddKey(Int32, Boolean) AddKey(Int32, Boolean) AddKey(Int32, Boolean) AddKey(Int32, Boolean)

Adds a key to the RSA key container.

Decrypt(XmlNode) Decrypt(XmlNode) Decrypt(XmlNode) Decrypt(XmlNode)

Decrypts the XML node passed to it.

DeleteKey() DeleteKey() DeleteKey() DeleteKey()

Removes a key from the RSA key container.

Encrypt(XmlNode) Encrypt(XmlNode) Encrypt(XmlNode) Encrypt(XmlNode)

Encrypts the XML node passed to it.

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
ExportKey(String, Boolean) ExportKey(String, Boolean) ExportKey(String, Boolean) ExportKey(String, Boolean)

Exports an RSA key from the key container.

GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
ImportKey(String, Boolean) ImportKey(String, Boolean) ImportKey(String, Boolean) ImportKey(String, Boolean)

Imports an RSA key into the key container.

Initialize(String, NameValueCollection) Initialize(String, NameValueCollection) Initialize(String, NameValueCollection) Initialize(String, NameValueCollection)

Initializes the provider with default settings.

MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Security

SecurityPermission
for full access to the resource protected by the permission. Demand.

Applies to

See Also