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Converting Data From ASP.NET to Classic ASP

Recently I came across a situation when I had to encrypt certain piece of data into ASP.NET and then read the same encrypted data for decryption into Classic ASP. Spent several hours and could not understand why the same encryption/decryption method used in both are producing entirely two different characters. After doing some tests, finally I concluded that it is an issue of character Encoding. [More]

Securing .NET Config Files

As you know, Web.Config and App.Config files are like plain readable XML files. However, it contains sensitive information such as Connection Strings, Impersonation, App Setting Keys and their values. At some point you may need to secure these sections. .NET Framework allows to make your life simple, by just executing few commands on Command Prompt or few clicks using a Enterprise Library Configuration tool, you can achieve the desired result. There is only one basic requirement you should be able to at least remotely login to the Server where you would like to make these thing. Following are few simple steps to secure web/app.config. [More]

Secure Query String using Symmetric Cryptography

It is important to secure information on the web specially when transferring data from one page to another. Some information you may not want to make it readable by end user. Microsoft .NET provides Cryptography namespace which can be easily utilized for this purpose. The following example contains a simple class containing Encryption and Decryption method. It supports 2 types – DESC and Rijndael. Symmetric type and encryption key can be configured easily through .config file. [More]

Find Permission on all objects

I came across a situation where I had to find all the stored procedures or user defined functions that do not have “execute” permission under a particular user. Here is a simple SQL Statement one which can be used under SQL Server 2005 to find those objects. [More]