it is my pleasure to announce a new initiative of communicating SharePoint knowledge via videos using the “SharePointFive” approach: Show how technical configurations are done within only a few minutes (guideline: 5 mins per video, up to a max of 15 in special cases.
If you want to learn about SharePoint 2010 configurations, but only want to invest a few minutes at a time, if you are looking for the essentials that make up what you actually want to do, then SharePointFive is for you.
SharePointFive is a youtube channel, that you can access under the below mentioned URL. It contains all videos (currently 1 only :-)) that have been and will be published, showing how to apply SharePoint (or related) configurations in just a few minutes. Usually, like in this case, there will be published a related blog post on angler.wordpress.com, in order to facilitate it for you to copy scripts and apply them.
The video will give you an idea of the steps to be executed, a few caveats. But most of all, it is only a few minutes long and won’t take a long time to watch. This first episode of SharePointFive is a bit longer (about 12-13 minutes), since it contains also the explanation and motivation why SP5 has been launched.
1. Create the Master Key:
1: USE master;
5: CREATE MASTER KEY ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD = 'n0PWStealingAll0w3d!';
2. Create the Certificate:
1: CREATE CERTIFICATE SP5Certificate WITH SUBJECT = 'SP5 DEK Certificate';
3. Back up Certificate & Private Key (EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO KEEP IT BACKUPPED AND SAFE!):
1: USE master;
3: BACKUP CERTIFICATE SP5Certificate TO FILE = 'C:\Certificate\TDECertificate.cer'
4: WITH PRIVATE KEY (
5: FILE = 'C:\Certificate\PK.pvk',
6: ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD = '?pkP4SsW0rD!');
4. Create Database Encryption Key:
1: CREATE DATABASE ENCRYPTION KEY WITH ALGORITHM = AES_256 ENCRYPTION BY SERVER CERTIFICATE SP5Certificate;
5. Enable Transparent Data Encryption for a Specific Content Database:
1: CREATE CERTIFICATE SP5Certificate WITH SUBJECT = SP5Certificate;
Please bear in mind:
- Scripts need to be adapted to your needs, of course
- Please run everything in a isolated test environment, before applying on production level
- Consult your DBA before applying any changes to the SQL Server Instance, like running the beforementioned scripts.
- The author of this blog cannot take responsibility for any damages caused by executing scripts, programs and configurations shown
- It is your responsibility to inform yourself about possible side effects that are not reported. Usually, Technet and MSDN are good references for complete documentation of the concepts shown.
- The scripts of SharePointFive are provided “as is”
Stay tuned till the next episode of SharePoint 5 and enjoy!
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