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I use full database encryption (AES256) method to create a new Encrypted database for our project. Testing team want to verify the Database is encrypted or not.

How to validate whether the database is encrypted or not?

Thanks, Jeyan

asked 22 Feb '19, 02:18

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If you try to start an encrypted database without an encryption key you get an error. I guess that is quite a good validation...

Could not connect to the database.

Incorrect or missing encryption key
[Sybase][ODBC Driver][SQL Anywhere]Incorrect or missing encryption key
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answered 22 Feb '19, 02:42

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You could also try to open the database file in a (hex) editor and try to "grab some readable contents". Of course that would usually also fail even if the database is just obfuscated via "simple encryption"...

(22 Feb '19, 03:27) Volker Barth
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