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  • Encrypted tables and the WAS

    Ill be lucky If I get any responses on this.

    I have a database with encrypted tables
    when I run the WAS within this same database (green button on with the database open) everything works fine.

    But If I close the database (WAS still On) the browser will display an error something like: Some table error Encrypted table with different key.

    Can encrypted database be ran in the WAS without having to keep them open? if yes How?

    Regards Mauricio
    Cheers
    Mauricio


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    Re: Encrypted tables and the WAS

    I see you've been involved in other threads about this. The Search facility as well as the links at the bottom of this thread will point you to default_encryption_key_set().
    -Steve
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    • #3
      Re: Encrypted tables and the WAS

      If the tables are encrypted, I found that all you need do is to place
      default_encryption_key_set("yourEncryptionKey")
      at the top of your A5 code in the first page of your application.
      Is 'yourEncryptionkey' the databas password?
      Cheers
      Mauricio

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      • #4
        Re: Encrypted tables and the WAS

        Generally, yes. If you set a password for your database, and used the general menus to encrypt the tables, then the encryption key is the password.

        You can also encrypt tables using <tbl>.encrypt() and <tbl>.decrypt(), which presents the opportunity to use something other than your database password. I presume you do not have that situation.
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        • #5
          Re: Encrypted tables and the WAS

          Actually I Do
          because If I write my database pasaword into a a5w page then someone (who knows xbasic) could just see the source code of the page and know the database password.
          Cheers
          Mauricio

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          • #6
            Re: Encrypted tables and the WAS

            The password doesn't show up in the .a5w page in the browser.

            You do risk a theft problem if someone can view the .a5w pages as they sit on the server, but then you have other problems too.

            You can take further steps to secure the password by doing things like storing it in the data directory, rather than your web directory, and calling/referring to it from your .a5w page code. Using this method opens even more security possibilities, such as using encrypt_string() and decrypt_string() and others that I think, with some searching, have probably been discussed on this board. You'll find a list of encryption functions in the Help file.
            -Steve
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            • #7
              Re: Encrypted tables and the WAS

              thank you Steve everything is now working ass I wanted to

              and yes users will have access to a5w pages on the server, this an application im building for alpha developers (alpha calendar pro) so I must give them access to almost everything but im hiding some bits of the application from them to try to protect my work.
              Cheers
              Mauricio

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