The symmetric key

- Used with the modern AES algorithm, for speed and security
- Can encrypt any amount of data (size)
- Is fast (compared to x509)

In this implementation it is

- Always encrypted when stored in Azure Table, or in the DEV Fabric. You can use storage explorer to verify this
- It is only decrypted when in memory.
- It is used to encrypt all properties of the Azure Table.
- The symmetric key itself is encrypted by the X509 certificate that has been securely escrowed away in the management portal at http://windows.azure.com , or installed locally in your Local Computer\User store.


Last edited May 12, 2011 at 10:25 PM by clamont, version 4

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