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From Andrus Adamchik <>
Subject Re: Interceptable ExtendedType
Date Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:07:55 GMT

On Mar 13, 2014, at 3:13 PM, Mike Kienenberger <> wrote:

> We found that trying to encrypt individual fields wasn't as helpful
> since the length and variety of individual columns tended not to be
> all that unique.
> Padding with random characters can help, but encrypting more fields
> together in a single column seemed more appropriate in our case,
> especially since you can't do any meaningful sql on the encrypted data
> anyway.

Thanks for sharing!

I agree. While the encryption mechanism can be made more or less transparent from the ORM
perspective, there are certainly design ramifications. I am also looking at combining together
a bunch of values in a single BLOB/CLOB column.

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