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From Suresh Thalamati <suresh.thalam...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1636) document encryption of an un-encrypted database and re-encryption with new password/key.
Date Thu, 17 Aug 2006 23:49:10 GMT
Laura Stewart (JIRA) wrote:
>     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1636?page=comments#action_12428779 ]

>             
> Laura Stewart commented on DERBY-1636:
> --------------------------------------
> 
> I have a concern about where the encryption information is located in the Developers
Guide.
> It appears in 2 sections and in some cases there are topics with different content but
with 
> the same titles.
> 
> There is this section:
> JDBC applications and Derby basics -->Derby embedded basics -->Working with the
database connection URL attributes  
> that has these topic titles:
> --Using the databaseName attribute 
> --Shutting down Derby or an individual database 
> --Creating and accessing a database 
> --Providing a user name and password 
> --Encrypting a database when you create it 
> --Booting an encrypted database 
> --Specifying attributes in a properties object 
> 
> Then there is this section:
> Derby and Security -->Encrypting databases on disk -->Working with encryption 
> that has these topic titles:
> --Encrypting databases on creation 
> --Creating the boot password 
>    --Specifying an alternate encryption provider 
>    --Specifying an alternate encryption algorithm 
> --Booting an encrypted database 
> --Changing the boot password 
> 
> I have created these new topics:
> --Encrypting an existing database
> --Encrypting databases with a new boot password
> --Encrypting databases with a new external key
> and have them located under the section Derby and Security -->Encrypting databases
on disk -->Working with encryption
> but we should take a hard look this information and the links that  exist between these
sections and also avoid any duplication of information.
> 

Thanks Laura. I also got confused when I first looked up the 
developers guide for encryption do.  First section (Working with the 
database connection URL attributes) looks like more of examples to use 
the connection attributes.

Other section where we document encrypting databases on disk 
(Encrypting databases on disk -->Working with encryption )
seems to be right place to document the new content
about encrypting an existing database  as you described.

Thanks
-suresh

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