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Encrypting properties

The file (and other subsystem properties file) holds configuration properties that contain sensitive information or passwords, such as db.password. All the properties that can be specified in Alfresco under the file or the subsystem properties files can be encrypted.
Use this information to encrypt any property using the Alfresco Encrypted Properties Management Tool. This tool uses the RSA/ECB/PKCS1PADDING encryption algorithm.
Note: This functionality is not related to encrypted node properties or cryptographic password hashing.
Important: Boolean properties, number properties, and properties that contain expressions cannot be encrypted.

The values for some of the properties that may contain sensitive data (see the list below) is hidden from JMX whereas other values, including non-sensitive values are shown in JMX. The administrator can set new values for the security-sensitive properties in JMX but they can't see the old value.

Here is the list of protected attributes (the value for these will be masked in the JMX console and Admin Console UI):

  • alfresco.hazelcast.password
  • db.password
  • mail.password
  • solr.solrPassword
  • cryptodoc.jce.key.passwords
  • cryptodoc.jce.keystore.password

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