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Encrypting Windchill RV&S Agent Passwords
For specified Windchill RV&S Agent passwords, the Windchill RV&S Agent can run with plain text passwords or an encrypted password configuration. For more information on the encryptpassword application, see the topic Migrating to Encrypted Server-side Passwords
Encrypted Windchill RV&S Agent passwords provide an additional level of security by eliminating plain text passwords that can be viewed in the Windchill RV&S Agent files.
Encryption of Windchill RV&S Agent passwords is independent of the transport protocol defined in your security scheme.
The following Windchill RV&S Agent passwords can be encrypted:
Password Encrypted
Found in Properties File Under installdir1/

1 Where installdir is the path where you installed Windchill RV&S Agent

Migrating to Encrypted Windchill RV&S Agent Passwords
By default, Windchill RV&S Agent is installed with passwords configured in plain text. If you want to change the default installation and run with encrypted Windchill RV&S Agent passwords, you can use the encryptPassword application to modify the Windchill RV&S Agent files for password encryption. The encryptPassword application is located as follows:
Before running the encryptPassword application, you must first stop the Windchill RV&S Agent. After you run the application and restart the Windchill RV&S Agent, the system will then use encrypted passwords.
When the application is run, if the Windchill RV&S Agent is running in the default plain text password configuration, it migrates the Windchill RV&S Agent to the encrypted password configuration; if the Windchill RV&S Agent is already running in the encrypted password configuration, it encrypts any Windchill RV&S Agent passwords that are in plain text and writes them back to the file in the encrypted format.
To run the application directly and migrate to encrypted passwords, specify encryptPassword with options as follows:
encryptPassword -e|--encryptPassword
./encryptPassword -e|--encryptPassword
encryptPassword runs the application for password encryption.
-e|--encryptPassword specifies the option to migrate the system on the Windchill RV&S Agent from plain text passwords to encrypted passwords. If the Windchill RV&S Agent is already running in the encrypted password configuration, this option specifies to encrypt any remaining plain text passwords. For example, encryptPassword -e.
For a list of the passwords that are encrypted by the encryptpassword application, see “To change encrypted passwords on Windchill RV&S Agent”.
The following procedure outlines the syntax for encryptPassword where no options are specified and you are presented with a text menu to guide you through the migration process.
To migrate to encrypted passwords on the Windchill RV&S Agent
To change encrypted passwords on Windchill RV&S Agent