Encrypting connection strings in Windows Azure web applications

You may not want your connection strings embedded in your web.config in plaintext – that will expose your database credentials to all the world. This blog post shows how to secure the connection strings. It is ugly, but quite doable. Note: SQL Azure team has posted a four-part series on this in September 2010. Some […]

June 12, 2013 · Jouni Heikniemi · 61 Comments
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Url encoding in so many ways

After over ten years of web programming, I would have expected to know my way around various encoding methods. It turned out there was one more called UrlPathEncode that I hadn’t actively registered. So here’s the hopefully final stab on the issue: When you’re encoding a query string parameter for an HTML link, use Server.UrlEncode […]

September 15, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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