This tool allows you to generate random keys for validation and ecnryption/decryption of the view state (and other purposes).
It builds a
<machineKey> element which you need to include in your
The tool creates a 256-bit decryption key and a 512-bit validation key, with Rijndael as the data validation algorithm.
Once the keys are generated, they are converted into a string of hexadecimal characters.
For more information about the
<machineKey> section, see
machineKey Element on MSDN.