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.
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.