Subject Re: [Firebird-general] FB 3 embeeded supports an encrypted database
Author Helen Borrie
Hello Thomas,

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 4:43:19 AM, you wrote:

>> 26.07.2016 18:39, dressel@... [Firebird-general] wrote:
>>> I am considering moving forward with testing our app with FB 3, but wanted to be sure that
>>> FB 3 embedded supports an encrypted database.
>> Yes, it does.

> Out-of-the box?

Thomas, it might help to read the release notes on the subject:


"With Firebird 3 comes the ability to encrypt data stored in database.
Not all of the database file is encrypted: just data, index and blob

To make it possible to encrypt a database you need to obtain or write
a database crypt plug-in.


The sample crypt plug-in in examples/dbcrypt does not perform real
encryption, it is merely a sample of how to go about it."


Kind regards,
Helen Borrie