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ProtectedConfiguration Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Provides access to the protected-configuration providers for the current application's configuration file.

Namespace: System.Configuration
Assembly: System.Configuration (in system.configuration.dll)

public static class ProtectedConfiguration
public final class ProtectedConfiguration
public final class ProtectedConfiguration

The ProtectedConfiguration allows you to obtain information about the providers available to protect sensitive configuration data. You typically use the standard providers, but you can also create custom providers by deriving from the ProtectedConfigurationProvider class.

For more information about Protected Configuration, see Encrypting Configuration Information Using Protected Configuration.

The following example shows how to use ProtectedConfiguration.

using System;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Collections;
using System.Security.Permissions;

namespace Samples.AspNet
{
  
    // Show how to use the ProtectedConfiguration.
    public sealed class UsingProtectedConfiguration
    {
        
       

        [PermissionSet(SecurityAction.Demand, Name="FullTrust")]    
 	 private static void GetProviders()
        {
            // Get the providers' collection.
            ProtectedConfigurationProviderCollection
                providers = ProtectedConfiguration.Providers;

            IEnumerator pEnum =
                providers.GetEnumerator();

            foreach (ProtectedConfigurationProvider provider in
                providers)
            {
                Console.WriteLine
                    ("Provider name: {0",
                      provider.Name);
                Console.WriteLine
                         ("Provider description: {0",
                          provider.Description);
           
            
 
        

       [PermissionSet(SecurityAction.Demand, Name="FullTrust")]    
	private static void GetProviderName()
        {
            // Get the current provider name.
            string dataProtectionProviderName =
               ProtectedConfiguration.DataProtectionProviderName;
            Console.WriteLine(
                "Data protection provider name: {0",
                 dataProtectionProviderName);

            // Get the Rsa provider name.
            string rsaProviderName =
                ProtectedConfiguration.RsaProviderName;
            Console.WriteLine(
                "Rsa provider name: {0",
                 rsaProviderName);

            // Get the protected section name.
            string protectedSectionName =
                ProtectedConfiguration.ProtectedDataSectionName;
            Console.WriteLine(
                "Protected section name: {0",
                 protectedSectionName);


        


        static void Main(string[] args)
        {

           
            // Get current and Rsa provider names.
            GetProviderName();

            // Get the providers' collection.
            GetProviders();
    

        
        


System.Object
  System.Configuration.ProtectedConfiguration

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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