Disabling encryption of files

You can enable and disable encryption as often as necessary. If you disable the encryption configuration, the files will be written in clear text; however, the system will continue to transparently read any existing encrypted files. The encryption for files written on each peer and BMC Atrium Orchestrator Development Studio is enabled or disabled independently.

To disable encryption on BMC Atrium Orchestrator Development Studio

  1. In a text editor, open the AO_Home/Studio/DevelopmentStudio.properties file.
  2. Add the following line:

    com.bmc.security.encryption.DISABLED=true

    If this parameter is not set, or if it is set to false, encryption is enabled for BMC Atrium Orchestrator Development Studio.

    If this parameter is set to true, the files on the peer are decrypted when BMC Atrium Orchestrator Development Studio is restarted.

    The following figure shows an example of a DevelopmentStudio.properties file where encryption is disabled.

    Disabling encryption in DevelopmentStudio.properties file

    devstudio.workspace=C:\\Documents and Settings\\user1\\DevStudio
    realops.home.dir=C:\\Program Files\\BMC Software\\AO\\Studio
    JXTA_HOME=C:\\Program Files\\BMC Software\\AO\\Studio\\server\\.jxta
    messages.home.dir=C:\\Program Files\\BMC Software\\AO\\Studio\\messages
    default.context=baocdp
    com.bmc.security.encryption.DISABLED=true

To disable encryption on a peer

  1. In a text editor, open the AO_Home/tomcat/conf/context.xml file.
  2. Add the following line:

    <Environment name="com.bmc.security.encryption.DISABLED" override="true" type="java.lang.String" value="true"/>

    If this parameter is not set, or if it is set to false, encryption is enabled for the peer.

    If this parameter is set to true, the files on the peer are decrypted when the BMC Atrium Orchestrator service is restarted.