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asp net regiis encryption does not encrypt password with '&' RRS feed

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  • User-546255406 posted

    Hi,

    I am using asp net regiis  to encrypt 'appsettings' in web.config  but encryption does not encrypt  key/value  if it's value contains  '&'. If I remove '&' then it works well.

    e.g,

    <appsettings >

    <add key="testuserpassword" value="&+!@47v*k#"/>

    </appsettings >

     I am using below commands

    cd C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319

    aspnet_regiis.exe -pef "appSettings"  <%WebConfigPath%>

    I got below error:

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    an error occurred while parsing entity name. Line 73, position 36.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Any idea  why asp net regiis encryption does not encrypt password with '&'

    Regards,

    surya

    Monday, May 15, 2017 9:52 PM

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