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Encrypting user credentials in Patch Manager

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Overview

This article provides information about the encryption methods used by Patch Manager to store user credentials.

Environment

Patch Manager 2.1.x

NCM

NPM

SAM

Detail

Patch Manger uses CMS/PKCS #7 methods and the EminentWare X.509 Certificate 2 to encrypt a user password. The encrypted password is converted to a base64 string and stored in the EminentWare database.

NPM and SAM encrypts WMI credentials with an X.509 Orion certificate. NCM encrypts SSH credentials with an X.509 Orion certificate

 

 

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