[Mono-list] Data Protection

Edward Ned Harvey (mono) edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com
Thu Jan 2 14:15:10 UTC 2014

In Windows, it's well documented what and how the DPAPI works.  You can protect (encrypt) data to a specific user account (or machine)... And it's protected by the user's login credentials.

How does this work in mono?  If you use the ProtectedData class, how secure is your data?  (Regular users, with linux or mac OSX)

Follow up question.  If you write a daemon or service (to run on linux or windows server), which doesn't have clearly defined login credentials etc, and you want to securely store some information, would you use ProtectedData, or something else?
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