The encryption for a seed file only applies to certain information that applies to SNMP v3 devices. For these devices, a keyword that contains the authentication password can be encrypted.
The first line of the seed file must read as follows; it must begin with a pound sign (#).
The AUTHPASS and PRIVPASS keywords specify the authentication and privacy passwords for an SNMP v3 device.
To disable encryption, add a second pound sign (#) at the beginning of the line.
If a seed file already includes the first line for encryption, specify the sm_edit utility with the --noedit option to encrypt the file without opening it. You must have administrative privileges when typing this command.
BASEDIR/smarts /local/conf/sm_edit --noedit <filename>