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vincent_ardiet
Contributor III

Connect password encryption

Hi,

Do you know the encryption method used by Qlikview to encrypt the password into a xpassword?

Before deploying our application, the security team wants to know if those passwords are hard to break or not.

Regards,

Vincent

5 Replies

Re: Connect password encryption

Hi Vincent,

Are you using ODBC? If so, then set the username and password in the configuration of the ODBC source, so the CONNECT string does not show either the XUser or the XPassword (and works), hence relying on the OS security.

Hope that helps.

Miguel

vincent_ardiet
Contributor III

Re: Connect password encryption

Thanks for your answer Miguel.

But unfortunately we are using OLEDB with Sybase or DB2.

Regards,

Vincent

Employee
Employee

Re: Connect password encryption

Vincent,

If we knew the encryption method, we won't be allowed to give it out. This work make it one step easier for someone to hack a system.

Bill

vincent_ardiet
Contributor III

Re: Connect password encryption

Thanks Bill & Miguel,

I have asked directly to Qliktech and they gave me an answer.

Regards,

Vincent

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Re: Connect password encryption

Hi Vincent,

Please, can you share with me the Qliktech's answer?

I have same issue.

Best Regards,

Yousseff

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