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DPAPI Decryption

An application I am looking to use is using DPAPI to encrypt a Client Secret as part of a OAuth2 Authentication flow. A domain service account will be used for encryption with the password stored in ...
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Why does my DPAPI data start with the same bits?

I am using the DPAPI C# ProtectedData class to encrypt some information stored in the database. I am using it both with and without the optionalEntropy. Encrypting the same data multiple times, the ...
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Is there any reason to use AesManaged over DPAPI in this scenario?

I have a situation where my web application is going to be deployed on multiple web servers, and I'll be wanting to store some securely encrypted data on the DB servers (each web server has a DB ...
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Encrypting data in a load-balanced application - am I doing this right?

A web application I'm developing needs to store some sensitive data in a database. I need to be able to retrieve and use this data later on so hashing isn't enough. The web application might, at some ...
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BitLocker with Windows DPAPI Encryption Key Management

Disclaimer: I realize that I posted this question on ServerFault, but I have not received any response there. I am hoping that this forum might be a more appropriate place to post this for a response....