Encrypting and Decrypting Web.Config sections

Another little personal reminder, to save a bigger google search next time:

Encrypting web Config

  1. Run CMD in admin mode
  2. Add .net folder to path, (if not already there): set path=%PATH%;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319
  3. copy web.config web.config.backup
  4. aspnet_regiis -pef appSettings .

Decrypting web config

  1. aspnet_regiis -pdf appSettings .

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Software developer, lately specialising in Full Stack Web Development using c#, ASP.Net WebAPI 2, and Angular.
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