What type of encryption is used by CA UIM probe configurations?

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DX Infrastructure Management NIMSOFT PROBES

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What type of encryption is used by CA UIM probe configurations? 

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Release: CNMSPP99000-8.47-Unified Infrastructure Mgmt-Server Pack-- On Prem
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UIM probe configurations all use a standard encryption as this is handled by the SDK. The probes encrypt the input password (string) using the Twofish algorithm with a secret (128-bit) key - after this the encrypted string is base64 encoded.



The Base64 encoding technique uses a predefined key to encrypt the password before writing to the probe configuration file.