DPAPI and SharePoint

DPAPI stands for Data Protection API. It is a pair of function calls that provide OS-level data protection services to user and system processes. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms995355.aspx. Simply put, if your OS is Windows 2000 or later, you can use DPAPI to encrypt and decrypt data without having to manage (and worry about) encryption keys. DPAPI works…

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