Developers can now protect their connection strings from prying eyes in the .config file when using Paladin with a new tool called CSEncrypt. They can define Connection Decryption Keys (CDK) and keep them within their application. The framework will generate a pair of irreversible keys for the encryption/decryption. The task of protecting the CDK will be the responsibility of the developer.
The connection string in the config file will look something like the following:
To decrypt the connection, the following line is required:
.ConnectionDecryptKey = "MySecretKey";
In the Entity class, just put the following line in the constructor:
base.ConnectionName = "encrypted";
// where 'encrypted' is the name defined in the .config file.
That's all to it!
P.S. This feature will be publicly available in the 0.8.8 release.