[Mono-list] where store the key?

Bernhard Fischer ng at global-mailer.mine.nu
Sun Jan 27 05:40:47 EST 2008


I would prefer to not store the key at all ;o)

check out http://aspnet.4guysfromrolla.com/articles/112002-1.aspx


> Hi list.
> My question is not really related to mono.
> I'm writing an application that stores passwords in a mysql database. 
> I'm using System.Security.Cryptography namespace, and DES simetric 
> algorithm. When i create a new instance of DESCryptoServiceProvider the 
> key and IV (initialization vector) are generated randomly. After, i use 
> these key and IV to crypt and decrypt passwords in the login screen of 
> my application.
> Well, this system is safe enough to me, but i have the problem that 
> where i can to store these key and IV to future use? I could to write IV 
> and key in hard code in my custom class, but this is not elegant. Is a 
> good idea to store them in the web.config? If not ¿where can be a good 
> and safe place to store it?
> Any help will be appreciated.
> Best regards.
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