1. Spectrum user names and passwords are all stored in the SSdb (not in other tables / files).
2. They are encrypted and stored internally.
3. If there was a requirement to not store normal users passwords in the SSdb there is the possibility of integration with LDAP and then only Super Users passwords would be stored in the SSdb.
Note: For more information around the security and encryption methods used please refer to the Security Policy Statement which can be found here: