Password Encryption Setting
  • Updated on 18 Sep 2014
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Decisions provides users with several options of password encryption.
Password encryption settings can be changed in the Settings.xml file. This file is found at C:\Program Files\Decisions\Decisions Services Manager folder in a default Decisions installation.

To change password encryption we open settings.xml file and locate two strings:

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First pair of tags “RecoveralbePasswordEncryptionType” is responsible for two-way encryption.
This encryption method is used when the encrypted information needs to be restored (decrypted) back to the original information.
There are several options that user can select from to use for this setting:
DES
TripleDES
Rijndael
RC2
Aes
We can select one of these values and insert it between tags. For example:
DES

Second pair of tags “PasswordHashEncryptionType” is responsible for one-way encryption or irreversible .
One way encryption is a process whereby information is encrypted using an encryption algorithm but there is no algorithm to decrypt the message.
There are several options that user can select from to use for this setting:
MD5
SHA1
SHA256
SHA384
SHA512
We can select one of these values and insert it between tags. For example:
MD5

After we have made changes to our Settings.xml file we save and close it. In order for these changes to take action we need to Restart Service. We open Decisions Installer and click Restart Service.

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Confirm Restart by clicking Yes .

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While Service is restarting, Installation options are not visible.

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