If I have a password to encypt and I am using Symmetric Encryption then is it possible to keep a part of the key in the web.config file and the other part in the DLL (the assembly) <BR><BR>Is it similar to using Encryption of shared assemblies... so how does that happen do you have a document that describes how the encyption of shared assemblies happen.... I know this shared assemblies use PKI and not symmetric encryption....<BR><BR>what i am looking for is that I should be able to store the symmetric key (part of it) in the assembly (private or shared) and then when I decrypt my passwords I should be able to retrieve the key from the assembly....<BR><BR>TIA<BR>