Profiles Encryption and Decryption

Commerce Server 2007
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It is important to encrypt sensitive Profiles data, such as passwords and credit card numbers. If data is not encrypted, it is stored in the database in clear text, allowing any user that has access to the applicable database table to view sensitive data.

For more information about creating encryption keys for profiles, see Profile Key Manager.