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Password Encryption

This topic is retained to support regression to releases of Enterprise Architect prior to version 7.1; for password encryption for all repositories at and beyond release 7.1, you create model shortcuts. Enterprise Architect Security Administrators of projects on SQL Server or Oracle repositories can encrypt the password used to set up the connection between Enterprise Architect and the repository.  The Enterprise Architect user does not have the real password, thereby preventing them from accessing the repository using other tools such as Query Analyzer or SQLPlus.

Access:    Project | Security | Encrypt Password

Use to:

  • Encrypt the password used to set up the connection between Enterprise Architect and a SQL Server or Oracle repository

How to:

To encrypt a repository password, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

See also

1

Select the Encrypt Password menu option

A simple dialog displays

 

2

In the Password field, enter the password to access the repository

The Encrypted field displays the modified password to be used by users

 

3

Instruct users to connect Enterprise Architect to the repository using the encrypted password prefixed with $$

Notes:

  • Do not use the Test Connection button as it can cause an error with encrypted passwords
  • For SQL Server repositories, you must enter the Initial Catalog details from the All tab of the Data Link Properties dialog

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