Why are user name and password in clear text in the system_odbc.ini file, and how can I encrypt them?

Document ID : KB000054510
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

For security reasons I need to encrypt the user name and password in the system_odbc.ini file.

This is a security violation having a critical privileged account's password stored in a text file.

Solution:

It's not needed to provide user name/password in the system_odbc.ini file. When you save credentials in SiteMinder Management Console, the credentials are encrypted and stored in the sm.registry file.