Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 Installation Guide

Specifying a Configuration Password

To protect sensitive information while it is stored in the product’s configuration directory and while it is transferred over the network, Identity Synchronization for Windows uses a configuration password. You (the administrator) specify a configuration password when you install Core, and you must provide this password when you open the Console or run the Identity Synchronization for Windows installation program.

Note –

The system manager must access the configuration password before passing it to the connector; consequently, the system manager stores this password in its initialization file.

File system access controls prevent non-privileged users from accessing the system manager’s initialization file. The Identity Synchronization for Windows installation program does not enforce a password policy for this password.

To increase security when you select a configuration password, see Hardening Your Security.