Encryption in Zoho Creator | Applications | Zoho Creator Help

Encryption in Zoho Creator

Encryption is primarily used to safeguard the contents of a message so that only the intended recipient could read it. This is done by replacing the contents with unrecognizable data, which could be understood only by the intended recipient. This is how encryption became a method to protect data from those who might want to steal it.

Encryption can be used in two situations:

  • Encryption in Transit
  • Encryption at Rest (EAR)

Encryption in Transit

This refers to data that is encrypted when it is in transit — including from your browser to the web server and other third parties via integrations. Encrypting data in transit protects your data from man-in-the-middle-attacks. Learn more about Encryption in Transit

Encryption at Rest

This refers to data that is encrypted when it is stored (not moving) — either on a disc, in a database, or some other form of media. In addition to encryption of data during transit, encryption of data when it is stored in the servers provides an even higher level of security. EAR protects against any possible data leak due to server compromise or unauthorized access.

Encryption is done at the application layer using the AES-256 algorithm. AES-256 is a symmetric key encryption algorithm that uses 128-bit blocks and 256-bit keys. The key used to convert the data from plain text to cipher text is called Data Encryption Key(DEK). The DEK is further encrypted using the KEK (Key Encryption Key), thus, providing yet another layer of security. The keys are generated and maintained by our in-house Key Management Service(KMS). Learn more about our KMS

What data do we encrypt at Zoho Creator?

We encrypt all the media stored in the file uploadimagesignatureaudio, and video in your Zoho Creator applications. Also, when you're using fields to capture any sensitive, confidential, or personally identifiable information (PII), you can add another layer of protection by enabling the encrypt data field property.

In addition to the application-layer encryption, full-disk encryption is in place at our IN (India) and AU (Australia) datacenters. Learn more

Whitepaper on encryption

Refer to this whitepaper to learn more about how data is encrypted at Zoho.

    Zoho CRM Training Programs

    Learn how to use the best tools for sales force automation and better customer engagement from Zoho's implementation specialists.

    Zoho CRM Training
      Redefine the way you work
      with Zoho Workplace

        Zoho DataPrep Personalized Demo

        If you'd like a personalized walk-through of our data preparation tool, please request a demo and we'll be happy to show you how to get the best out of Zoho DataPrep.

        Zoho CRM Training

          Create, share, and deliver

          beautiful slides from anywhere.

          Get Started Now


            Zoho Sign now offers specialized one-on-one training for both administrators and developers.

            BOOK A SESSION





                        Still can't find what you're looking for?

                        Write to us:  support@zohoforms.com



                              




                            

                              Zoho Marketing Automation

                                Zoho Sheet Resources

                                 




                                    Zoho Forms Resources


                                      Secure your business
                                      communication with Zoho Mail


                                      Mail on the move with
                                      Zoho Mail mobile application

                                        Stay on top of your schedule
                                        at all times


                                        Carry your calendar with you
                                        Anytime, anywhere




                                              Zoho Sign Resources

                                                Sign, Paperless!

                                                Sign and send business documents on the go!

                                                Get Started Now


                                                    Zoho SalesIQ Resources



                                                        Zoho TeamInbox Resources



                                                                Zoho DataPrep Resources



                                                                  Zoho DataPrep Demo

                                                                  Get a personalized demo or POC

                                                                  REGISTER NOW


                                                                    Design. Discuss. Deliver.

                                                                    Create visually engaging stories with Zoho Show.

                                                                    Get Started Now











                                                                                          • Related Articles

                                                                                          • Zoho Creator HIPAA Compliance Guide

                                                                                            The  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act  (including the Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach notification Rule, and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) (" HIPAA "), requires Covered Entities and ...
                                                                                          • Manage domains in your Zoho Creator account

                                                                                            This help page is for users in Creator 6. If you are in the older version (Creator 5), click here. Know your Creator version. Domains of the added  Sender Emails  are auto-fetched and listed under the  Domain Authentication  tab. The listing is done ...
                                                                                          • Zoho Creator URL Patterns

                                                                                            Overview This document lists the urls of various Zoho Creator application components like forms, views, PDF report etc. The knowledge about the url of the applications will help in providing quick access to the application and its forms, views and ...
                                                                                          • Zoho Creator Home Page

                                                                                            This document provides a brief understanding of how the new home page is different from the Creator 5 home page. Current: Login to Zoho Creator and you will be taken to the dashboard listing the applications and workspaces that are created by you and ...
                                                                                          • Register with Zoho Creator

                                                                                            Visit the Zoho Creator website. Fill out the sign-up form. Alternatively, you may sign up using your Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Office365 credentials. Learn more about federated sign-in. Click Change if you wish to change the country you want ...
                                                                                          Wherever you are is as good as
                                                                                          your workplace

                                                                                            Resources

                                                                                            Videos

                                                                                            Watch comprehensive videos on features and other important topics that will help you master Zoho CRM.



                                                                                            eBooks

                                                                                            Download free eBooks and access a range of topics to get deeper insight on successfully using Zoho CRM.



                                                                                            Webinars

                                                                                            Sign up for our webinars and learn the Zoho CRM basics, from customization to sales force automation and more.



                                                                                            CRM Tips

                                                                                            Make the most of Zoho CRM with these useful tips.



                                                                                              Zoho Show Resources