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The RC2 algorithm encrypts passwords stored in the eapps.cfg file with a 56-bit encryption key. Passwords are written to the file in encrypted form when you configure the SWSE. (Optionally, you can turn off encryption and use clear-text passwords in this file.)
Values for the
For more information about the
After you have initially configured SWSE, encryption behavior is subject to the status of the
The status of the
NOTE: If the
When an anonymous user password is used (during application login or anonymous browsing sessions), the encrypted password is decrypted and compared to the value stored for the database account (specified using the
The account and password are created using the standard Siebel database scripts, and must already exist in the Siebel Database when you configure the SWSE. If you change the password for this account after setting up your system, you must update the password stored in the eapps.cfg file.
For more information about parameters in the eapps.cfg file, see Parameters in the eapps.cfg File.
If, however, you need to manually add an encrypted value for the corresponding parameters in the eapps.cfg file (
The encryptstring utility is installed with both the Siebel Server and the SWSE. It is located in the SIEBSRVR_ROOT\bin and SWEAPP_ROOT\bin directories, where SIEBSRVR_ROOT is the Siebel Server installation directory, and SWEAPP_ROOT is the SWSE installation directory.
CAUTION: Although the anonymous user has limited privileges, it is generally recommended to use more secure passwords for production deployments of your Siebel Business Applications. The section Changing Default Passwords describes changing passwords for database accounts and also for corresponding values in parameters stored on the Siebel Gateway Name Server. For anonymous user accounts, changing passwords involves changing passwords for database accounts and changing passwords in the eapps.cfg file, as described earlier in this section.
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