Security Credentials Storage and Encryption in Data Platform

Security Credentials Storage and Encryption in Data Platform

Summary

This article discusses common questions in relation to where on the Data Platform servers are account credentials (i.e. user, password and server details) held or stored for connections to existing data sources and how they're encrypted.

 

Q: Where in the BDNA or on the Data Platform servers are server details and service account credentials for data sources stored?

A: %BMS_HOME%\Conf\Norm.configuration.config file



Q: When connecting a data source we are prompted for server, user and password details. Where are these stored?

A: In BDNA database, NBF_JOB_PROCESS table, PROCESS_DATA field, USER_PASSWORD node



Q: What algorithm is used to encrypt or hash these credentials?

A: Combination of Data Encryption Standard(DES) and Base64 is used for encryption/hashing.
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The encryption algorithm for the Data Platform has been updated from DES to the combination of RSA and AES since the 5.5.22 release.

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