Sitefinity CMS enables you to encrypt sensitive data located in the system configurations. For example, you can encrypt passwords or secret keys. You configure encryption options per configuration section. The administrative backend UI (Administration -> Settings -> Advanced) exposes an option to encrypt settings, which are considered sensitive data. This functionality is available via the Show encryption options button, located in the upper right-hand corner of each configuration section, for example:
Clicking the button displays the persistence options for each applicable configuration setting:
Out of the box, Sitefinity CMS supports the following built-in options to persist configuration values:
NOTE: When retrieving a configuration setting value via the Sitefinity CMS Configurations API, you do not need to decrypt the value yourself - Sitefinity CMS will decrypt the value internally for you.
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