CRM 2015/2013 – All you need to know about Database Encryption

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There are two types of encryption: one that will prevent your sister from reading your diary and one that will prevent your government.

Bruce Schneier

Encryption problems don’t occur because Microsoft Dynamics CRM encrypts password fields. Problem’s occur if you don’t realise CRM 2013/2015 database are encrypted and encryption keys need to be looked after.

CRM 2013/2015 and future versions automatically creates a default encryption key and encrypts data in CRM.

Understand how database encryption works to ensure they don’t lose the encryption key or create a situation where they don’t know where the original encryption key came from.  Retrieving encrypted data isn’t possible with the encryption key, deletion and recreation will be your available options.

Along came an SQL Encryption error

In a CRM 2013 dev organisations clicking on mailboxes would bring up an SQL encryption error

No one turned on database encryption, so this raised questions

  1. Why were SQL…

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