Gets or sets the scope of the data protection.
Assembly: System.Security (in System.Security.dll)
Data protection encrypts the data on the disk so it cannot be read by other programs. You do not need a key to protect or unprotect the data. If you set the to CurrentUser, only applications running on your credentials can unprotect the data; however, that means that any application running on your credentials can access the protected data. If you set the to LocalMachine, any full-trust application on the computer can unprotect, access, and modify the data if it knows the application name, the primary purpose, and the specific purpose.