Custom KeyManager

Topics: Cryptography Application Block
Jan 17, 2007 at 11:34 PM
Does anyone here have any experience with implementing a custom KeyManager. We're big on doing xcopy deployment and would like to be able to distribute our own key file and not have to rely on DPAPI.
Jan 22, 2007 at 3:34 PM
I don't have any experience with creating a Custom KeyManager, but the source is available to use as a guide. The reading and writing of the key file appears to be delegated to IKeyReader and IKeyWriter. You may be able to just write a particular implementation of one or both of those interfaces.

XCOPY of a key file is a very scary idea, however, so hopefully you have proper security measures in place and are not just planning to xcopy an unprotected key file.




David Hayden
Microsoft MVP C#