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secret key for encryption

From: Craig James <craig_james(at)emolecules(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: secret key for encryption
Date: 2010-07-16 16:56:41
Message-ID: 4C408F49.10605@emolecules.com (view raw or flat)
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This isn't exactly a Postgres question, but I hope someone in the community has solved it.

I want to encrypt some data in Postgres that arrives from Apache.  How do you store an encryption key in such a way that Apache CGIs can get it, but a hacker or rogue employee who manages to access the machine can't find out the encryption key?

Thanks,
Craig

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