Secure string This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Don Jones 1 year, 10 months ago. Author Posts August 1, 2016 at 4:55 pm #48973 PowershellParticipant Hello, I would like to get a key from the user and store it in registry in a secured way and i would like to retrieve it whenever required to execute a service through PS script. $PSSecretKey=Read-host -Prompt "Enter Secret-Key" -AsSecureString $PSEncryptedkey = ConvertFrom-SecureString -SecureString $PSSecretKey I am storing $PSEncryptedkey in registry and i am trying to retrieve it as a plaintext , but its not happening This topic was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Powershell. August 8, 2016 at 8:50 pm #49634 Don JonesKeymaster So... I guess, if you're planning to store it in clear text in the registry, why are you bothering with SecureString at all? Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.