Optimizely Forms is only supported by MVC-based websites and HTML5-compliant browsers.
Optimizely Forms encryption components are as follows:
ICrypto` – Interface representing the mechanism (for example, symmetric or asymmetric) used to encrypt plain-text or decrypt cipher-text.
SymmetricCryptoBase` – Base class for symmetric crypto that uses symmetric algorithms to encrypt a plain-text or decrypt a cipher-text. This class follows a standard, so (in most cases) third-parties need only to override how the key is initialized for the symmetric algorithm by using the function `
AesCrypto` – Specific symmetric crypto that uses `
AesManaged` as the symmetric algorithm for data encryption and decryption. This is the default `
SymmetricCrypto` used by Optimizely Forms.
RsaCrypto` – Asymmetric crypto that uses (asymmetric algorithm) to encrypt a plain-text or decrypt a cipher-text. This class follows a standard, so (in most cases) third-parties need only to override how the key is initialized by using the function `
IFormCryptoEngine` – Interface that supports encrypting and decrypting of form submission data.
FormCryptoEngineBase` – Base class of the forms crypto engine provided by Optimizely Forms. This class inherits `
IFormCryptoEngine`. The default implementation includes both RSA crypto (asymmetric) and AES crypto (symmetric), giving more options to secure the data. This class is the most important; and in most cases, overriding exposed APIs of this class is enough to customize the data encryption and decryption following to be in-line with their contexts. To do that, you initially need to create a new class (for example, `
MyOwnFormCryptoEngine`) inheriting `
FormCryptoEngineBase` and then, override the functions below.
Initialize` – To initialize the engine's required parameters. The crypto keys (mentioned above) can be set up here by calling their setup functions.
EncryptSubmission(Submission submission)` – To encrypt submission data. The default implementation of this function first uses AES crypto to encrypt data, and then uses RSA crypto to encrypt the AES crypto key. All encrypted data including submission data and the key of AES crypto is returned as the final result. The engine sets up a random key for AES crypto by using the function `
GenerateRandomSymmetricKey` below, which significantly improve data security.
GenerateRandomSymmetricKey()` – This abstract function is used to generate a random symmetric key used by AES crypto to encrypt data. It can be used if you want to use only one key for all encryption activities of AES crypto.
DecryptSubmission(Submission submission)` – To decrypt encrypted submission data. By default, Optimizely Forms does not implement this function.
CryptoEngineFactory` – Factory to initialize the forms crypto engine based on a setting in the _Forms.config_ file. After customizing `
FormCryptoEngineBase` with your own class (for example, `
MyOwnFormCryptoEngine`), you can replace the `
AzureKeyVault`-related engine provided by Optimizely Forms with your own engine. See the example below:
## Customize the AzureKeyVaultCryptoEngine
EPiServer.Forms` exposes the APIs necessary to customize the encryption feature with `
AzureKeyVault`. The default implementation of the forms crypto engine is provided in a separate package, [EPiServer.Forms.Crypto.AzureKeyVault](🔗).
AzureKeyVaultCryptoEngine` uses a symmetric algorithm for data encryption and decryption. The encryption key is stored in `
AzureKeyVault`, a service which enables users to store and use cryptographic keys within the Microsoft Azure environment. For details about `
AzureKeyVault`, see [Encrypting form submission data](🔗).
DecryptedCSVDataExporter` – Exporter which supports decrypted form data for users with correct access rights.