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What type of encryption is used by CA UIM?


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DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM)


What types of encryption are used by CA UIM?


All "local" UIM encryption - which is to say, passwords that are stored in config files, bus and account user passwords, discovery profiles, etc, uses a standard encryption as this is handled by our SDK.

All of these types of strings are encrypted 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.


Additional Information


Other UIM components (hub tunnels, web/application servers such as the wasp probe, data_engine connection to the database, etc.) generally use SSL/TLS when configured to do so, see also: