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Using the or WLST encrypt() Utility to Replace Clear Text Password with an Encrypted Value (Doc ID 2298787.1)

Last updated on MARCH 18, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document show how to encrypt a password using the utility or WLST encrypt() method. Once you have the encrypted value of your password, a configuration file can be modified to include this encrypted value instead of a clear text password. The scope of this is only with the configured password, so as not to have a clear text password in the configuration or startup script. It is dependent on another feature, component or utility being able to also read and use the encrypted value.

For example, when using the, the configured password is initially clear text (in the configuration file or startup script) and allows the SSL processing to access the certificates required to complete the handshake. It is usually set with the parameter within the, but could be set with any JAVA_OPTION argument or within a configuration file. 


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