Walkthrough: Encrypting a Secret

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This walkthrough demonstrates how to use the Cryptography Application Block to encrypt some text.

To reproduce the demonstration

  1. Declare the appropriate variables and constants.
  2. const string symmProvider = "symprovider";
    string stringToEncrypt;
    string encryptedContentsBase64;
  3. Obtain the text from the user.
  4. stringToEncrypt = "Sample text";
  5. Call the static EncryptSymmetric method of the Cryptographer class to perform the encryption, supplying the name of the configured symmetric provider to be used.
  6. encryptedContentsBase64 = Cryptographer.EncryptSymmetric(symmProvider, stringToEncrypt);