What does encryption break?

May 20, 2009 at 12:58 AM

I work in security and I'm new to sharepoint but I'm running across it more and more. I've heard people mention the desire to encrypt documents within a sharepoint site. I came across this project and I understand how the tool works. I'm curious what sharepoint functionality would be impacted/broken by having encrypted document content in the sharepoint application and the backend database? do you think that will cause people to decide they don't really want to encrypt stuff? thanks.