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Encrypt and Decrypt Database Passwords

The EnterpriseWizardConfig.xml file contains database passwords stored in an encrypted format. In some scenarios, such as creating a read-only MySQL user, you must decrypt the database password.  This requires you to encrypt the new root password and then replace the XML tag databaseAdminPassword in EnterpriseWizardconfig.xml. If you need to determine the original password, you can also decrypt the password from EnterpriseWizardconfig.XML. 

Note: The commands are platform independent, apart from the direction of the slashes.

  • To encrypt a new password in the console, run the following command, replacing $ALHOME with the actual installation directory and newrootpassword with the actual password:  $ALHOME/jre/bin/java -jar $ALHOME/resources/java/lib/encrdecr.jar -e newrootpassword.
  • To add the encrypted password, edit EntepriseWizardconfig.xml and replace the XML tag databaseAdminPassword with the new value:  <databaseAdminPassword>-af6493d3a1c236cc3b5248210e0204e</databaseAdminPassword>.
  • To decrypt the password in the console, enter the following command, replacing the given value with the one inside the databaseAdminPassword tag:  $ALHOME/jre/bin/java -jar $ALHOME/resources/java/lib/encrdecr.jar -d -5dcd1311d8854747207a6df87216de44

The following bash string also performs the action:

$(grep -E '\<ewHome>.?\<' /etc/EnterpriseWizardConfig.xml | sed -r 's/\s*<\/?ewHome>//g')/jre/bin/java -jar $(grep -E '\<ewHome>.?\<' /etc/EnterpriseWizardConfig.xml | sed -r 's/\s*<\/?ewHome>//g')/resources/java/lib/encrdecr.jar -d $(grep -E '\<databaseAdminPassword>.?\<' /etc/EnterpriseWizardConfig.xml | sed -r 's/\s*<\/?databaseAdminPassword>//g') 
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