Subject Re: [firebird-support] Undocumented internal encrypt/decrypt in FB
Author Ann W. Harrison
eMeL wrote:
> For a point to start the hunting:
> - in <FB dir>/include/ibase.h you can see a constant for connect:
> isc_dpb_encrypt_key, this is to isc_attach_database().
> In Firebird source you can find it and see what it do ;)
> Maybe a conditional compilation remove it from FB, like other non good
> tested feature ?

If my memory is right, that feature was abandoned when someone
realized that the problems of key management were much harder
than the actual encryption/decryption. Without good key
management, encryption just wastes cycles.