The AMPasswordUtil interface has two purposes:
Encrypting and decrypting any string.
Encrypting and decrypting special user passwords such as the password for dsameuser or proxy user.
Any remote application using this utility should have the value of the AMConfig property am.encryption.pwd copied to a properties file on the client side. This value is generated at installation time and stored in /etc/opt/SUNWam/config/AMConfig.properties on Solaris, /etc/opt/sun/identity/AMConfig.properties on Linux.