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From "Aleksey Yeschenko (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (CASSANDRA-6174) Cassandra keystore password is in plain text
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:03:13 GMT

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Aleksey Yeschenko resolved CASSANDRA-6174.
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    Resolution: Not a Problem

Storing it in base64 is exactly equivalent to keeping them in plain text.

> Cassandra keystore password is in plain text 
> ---------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-6174
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-6174
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Config
>            Reporter: Shahryar Sedghi
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: lhf
>         Attachments: 2.1-CASSANDRA-6174.txt
>
>
> It is an extremely bad security practice to keep any password, particularly  keystore
password in plain text. it can be easily obfuscated.



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