Encrypting normally involves logging onto the server in question, locating a few mildly obscure pieces of information and then running
aspnet_regiis. It's not that hard but it isn't point and click easy as well.
I wanted to make it easier to update these files without needing to locate all the information each time so I wrote a little application to make the whole process a bit easier. The utility uses credentials you supply to log into your servers via WMI and locate the required information and then encrypt your files without needing to pull up a command prompt.
July 16, 2009
Encrypt Your Web.config, Please
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