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ConvertTo-SecureString - Powershell 3.0 CmdLet

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ConvertTo-SecureString

Short description
Converts encrypted standard strings to secure strings. It can also convert plain text to secure strings. It is used with ConvertFrom-SecureString and Read-Host.

Syntax
ConvertTo-SecureString [-String] <String> [[-SecureKey] <SecureString>] [<CommonParameters>]
ConvertTo-SecureString [-String] <String> [[-AsPlainText] [<SwitchParameter>]] [[-Force] [<SwitchParameter>]] [<CommonP
arameters>]
ConvertTo-SecureString [-String] <String> [-Key <Byte[]>] [<CommonParameters>]





Description
The ConvertTo-SecureString cmdlet converts encrypted standard strings into secure strings. It can also convert plain te
xt to secure strings. It is used with ConvertFrom-SecureString and Read-Host. The secure string created by the cmdlet c
an be used with cmdlets or functions that require a parameter of type SecureString. The secure string can be converted 
back to an encrypted, standard string using the ConvertFrom-SecureString cmdlet. This enables it to be stored in a file
 for later use.


If the standard string being converted was encrypted with ConvertFrom-SecureString using a specified key, that same key
 must be provided as the value of the Key or SecureKey parameter of the ConvertTo-SecureString cmdlet.