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From "Morrison, John" <John.Morri...@uk.experian.com>
Subject RE: Can cocoon handle password encryption in cocoon.xconf ?
Date Fri, 14 Feb 2003 10:23:41 GMT
> From: Kirula Leelasena [mailto:kirula.leelasena@db.com]
> 
> Hi,
> Is there anyway to enable password encryption in cocoon's 
> database connections in cocoon.xconf?
> 
> <datasources>
>     <jdbc name="my_db">
>           <pool-controller min="5" max="10" oradb="true"/>
>           <dburl>jdbc:oracle:thin:@my_server:my_port:my_SID</dburl>
>           <user>username</user>
>           <password>my_encrypted_password</password>
>     </jdbc>
> </datasources>
> 
> Please advise if a password encryption tool can be used to 
> encrypt database passwords and getting cocoon to use this 
> tool to do the reverse when connecting to a database. I know 
> this is a long shot, but I thought I will ask anyway!
> 
> Reason for this query is that our internal security policy do 
> not to allow storing of passwords without them being encrypted first.
> 
> Thanks and Regards
> Kirula

It would be of little use to encrypt this in a method that can be
decrypted as you'd still need the key stored in the clear to do
the decryption!

Sorry.

J.


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