Password Encryption Setting

Last Updated: 03/28/2018 Introduced in Version: 2.0

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:

<RecoveralbePasswordEncryptionType></RecoveralbePasswordEncryptionType>

<PasswordHashEncryptionType></PasswordHashEncryptionType>

 

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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:

<RecoveralbePasswordEncryptionType>DES</RecoveralbePasswordEncryptionType>

 

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:

<PasswordHashEncryptionType>MD5</PasswordHashEncryptionType>

 

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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