vRealize Code Stream uses security passphrases for database security. A passphrase is a series of words used to create a phrase that generates the encryption key that protects data while at rest in the database.

Follow these guidelines when creating a security passphrase for the first time.

  • Use the same passphrase across the entire installation to ensure that each component has the same encryption key.

  • Use a phrase that is greater than eight characters long.

  • Include uppercase, lowercase and numeric characters, and symbols.

  • Memorize the passphrase or keep it in a safe place. The passphrase is required to restore database information in the event of a system failure or to add components after initial installation. Without the passphrase, you cannot restore successfully.