Obfuscate passwords in the properties file

You can obfuscate passwords in the edgeencryption.properties file to share the properties file without revealing clear text passwords.

Before you begin

Make sure that the Edge Encryption proxy server is set up and successfully running before you set this property. Before setting this property, Stop the Edge Encryption proxy.

About this task

Setting this property may make it difficult to debug connection and access issues during initial startup. Only set this property in production environments after the proxy has been set up and tested successfully.

Procedure

  1. Change to the <installation directory>/conf/ directory.
  2. In the conf directory, create a text file containing a complex string or phrase that can be used as a passphrase which the proxy uses to obfuscate the passwords in the edgeencryption.properties file. This passphrase should be a random and complex phrase not related to the passwords themselves.
  3. Open the edgeencryption.properties file.
  4. Enter the password property.
    Table 1. Password property
    Property Description
    edgeencryption.encrypter.properties.password Name of the file in the conf folder that contains a string used within a secure process to obfuscate passwords in the edgeencryption.properties file.

    If this property is not set, passwords in your properties file appear in clear text. Leave this property blank until after the proxy configuration has been set up and tested.

  5. Save and close the edgeencryption.properties file.