Encrypting ConnectionString for SQL Unit Tests RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a number of SQL Unit Tests written in Visual Studio 2015. Currently they connect to the database (a SQL Azure Database) using static connection strings in an app.config file.

    I would like to protect this information using Azure Key Vault if possible.

    Is it possible to encrypt the app.config file or sections of it? (Keep in mind these are SQL Unit Tests not a .NET Web App)

    Or is there another solution such as overriding the ExecutionContext which is used by the TestService?


    • Moved by Oscar_Wu Friday, January 27, 2017 3:37 AM related to Azure SQL
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 5:29 PM


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  • Hi friend,

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    Friday, January 27, 2017 3:36 AM
  • Hello,

    The key to unlock Vault is stored on the app.config, but you can use certificates to protect your app.config and the key to Vault. Please read the following article to know how.


    Hope this helps.


    Alberto Morillo

    • Marked as answer by Joseph Sack Friday, January 27, 2017 2:02 PM
    Friday, January 27, 2017 4:54 AM