The encryption process uses the secret phrase to encrypt passwords contained in the security configuration files. The first line of the , and files indicates the appropriate field to which encryption is applied.

Installation encrypts the password fields in the files by using the default secret. The encrypted files reside in BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf.

The first line in the file must read as follows. It must begin with a pound sign (#).

#<encrypted field>:1.0:<n>

The value n refers to the position of the Password field in the configuration file’s record and should not be changed:

  • For serverConnect.conf, this value is 3.
  • For clientConnect.conf and brokerConnect.conf, this value is 4.
Note: To disable encryption, add a second pound sign (#) at the beginning of the line.