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  • Question

  • Hi,

       I need to store the symmetric key that I is used to encryption and decryption of secure data and need to change the key after some period of time.What will be the best place/way to store this key ?

     1. Is it secure to store the key on blob having private container?

     2. or how can I use the Certificate to store the key?

     or is there any other way to secure this data?

        I have to do this in Windows Azure Environment. Also what will be the way if I want to implement key management in normal windows environment?

     

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 8:09 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    If you store the symmetric key in private azure blob, only the persons who has your storage account key would have the read/write permission to your symmetric key. So, the symmetric key is secured as long as the storage account key is safe. Certificate is asymmetric key, i don't think it could help in your requirement.

    Thanks, 


    Mog Liang
    • Proposed as answer by freaky roach Wednesday, November 17, 2010 5:08 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mog Liang Tuesday, November 23, 2010 7:04 AM
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 6:22 AM