Re: hiding encryption keys
Date: 14 Aug 2005 17:30:13 -0700
Mike Amling <email@example.com> writes:
> This is a problem that has been solved by thousands of web sites
> that support SSL connections.
> Note: I don't know what the solution is, just that it exists.
Usually on SSL servers, the keys are stored in disk files encrypted by
passphrases. When you start the server, the key file gets loaded into
memory and you type the passphrase. Fancier servers use hardware
modules to hold the keys. It sounds like the OP wants to store secret
keys on desktop Windows machines where the user can't get at them,
which sounds like some kind of DRM application. That's a totally
different set of problems than an SSL server.
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