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In addition to the encryption options available during tokenization tasks, you can encode any text string by using the relevant encryption protocol through the Encode Text dialog box or the CLI. This functionality enables you to generate encoded text for use, for example, when manually editing text in a Configuration or when creating a Server Profile through an external tool (typically in preparation for running installation operations through the CLI).

To encode text through the user interface

  1. Select Actions > Encode Text.

  2. In the Encode Text dialog box, select the type of encryption protocol. You have the following options:
    • ARA 3DES — A BMC-proprietary encryption protocol. This encryption protocol is middleware-agnostic, that is, can be used with any type of application server. The encryption protocol is named PHE1, and it is based on the Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) protocol. This is the default option.
    • For a WebLogic application server: If you prefer to use the encryption protocol that is used by the WebLogic encryption facility, choose the version of the WebLogic application server for which you are encrypting a password (or any other text). WebLogic application servers use the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) protocol.
    • For a WebSphere application server: If you prefer to use the encryption protocol that is used by the WebSphere encryption facility, choose the version of the WebSphere application server for which you are encrypting a password (or any other text). WebSphere application servers use the XOR encryption protocol.
  3. If you chose a WebLogic server version for encryption using the AES protocol, select the Server Profile that represents the domain where you plan to use the encoded text. WebLogic encrypted strings are specific to a single domain.
  4. Enter your string of text in the Plain Text field, and click Encode.
    The encoded text is displayed in the Encoded Text field. You can copy the encoded text and paste it in the relevant text file.

    The encryption protocol used during encoding appears in curly brackets before the encoded text — {PHE1} for the BMC encryption protocol, {xor} for the WebSphere protocol, or {AES} for the WebLogic protocol.

Related topic

Encoding text for encryption through the CLI