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Deactivate an encryption configuration

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Deactivate an encryption configuration

After configuring a field or a table's attachments to be encrypted, you can stop encryption by deactivating the encryption configuration. After deactivating encryption, you can run a Decryption job for fields or an Attachment Decryption job for attachments to remove the encrypted data from the instance.

Before you begin

Role required: security-admin

About this task

Warning: Deactivating an encryption configuration does not delete the encryption record and the encryption type cannot be changed.


  1. Navigate to Edge Encryption Configuration > Edge Encryption Configurations > All.
    The Edge Encryption Configurations list is shown.
  2. Click on the encryption configuration to be deactivated.
    The Edge Encryption Configuration form is shown.
  3. Click on the Active box.
    The Active box is clear.
  4. Click Update.
    The Edge Encryption Configurations list is shown.

What to do next

You can run a Decryption or Attachment Decryption job to removed encrypted from the instance. If you do not run a job, the encrypted data is decrypted the next time it is changed.