Method for securing sensitive connection string information - ASP.NET Security

Q.  What is the recommended method for securing sensitive connection string information?
- Published on 31 Aug 15

a. Encrypting the data in the application configuration file
b. Using a code obfuscator
c. Using Integrated Security (Windows Authentication)
d. Querying the user for his or her credentials at run time

ANSWER: Using Integrated Security (Windows Authentication)


  • Sangeeta   -Posted on 16 Sep 15
    Using Windows Authentication you can secure sensitive connection string information. Windows authentication can be achieved in a connection string by using the Integrated Security attribute. It eliminates the use of user ID and password. If you are using Windows authentication, users are automatically authenticated by windows.

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