ProtectedConfiguration Class


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

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


[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction::LinkDemand, Name = "FullTrust")]
public ref class ProtectedConfiguration abstract sealed 


Gets the name of the default protected-configuration provider.


Gets a collection of the installed protected-configuration providers.


The name of the data protection provider.


The name of the protected data section.


The name of the RSA provider.

The ProtectedConfiguration class 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 the ProtectedConfiguration class to retrieve a collection of protected-configuration providers and discover their provider name, RSA provider name, and section names.

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.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

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

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