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  1. Installation Overview
  2. Before You Install the Services
  3. Service Installation
  4. After You Install the Services
  5. Client Installation
  6. Uninstallation
  7. Starting and Stopping Informatica Services
  8. Connecting to Databases from Windows
  9. Connecting to Databases from UNIX
  10. Updating the DynamicSections Parameter of a DB2 Database
  11. Installation and Configuration Checklist
  12. Split Domain Configuration for Metadata Manager

Installation and Configuration Guide

Installation and Configuration Guide

Encryption Key for Secure Data Storage

Encryption Key for Secure Data Storage

Informatica encrypts sensitive data, such as passwords and secure connection parameters, before it stores the data in the Informatica repositories. Informatica uses a keyword to create an encryption key with which to encrypt sensitive data.
When you install the Informatica services and create a domain, you must specify a keyword for the installer to use to generate the encryption key for the domain. Based on the keyword, the installer generates an encryption key file named
siteKey
and stores it in a directory you specify. If you do not specify a directory, the installer stores the
siteKey
file in the default directory:
<Informatica installation directory>/isp/config/keys
All nodes in a domain must use the same encryption key. If you install on multiple nodes, the installer uses the same encryption key for all nodes in the domain. When you run the installer after you create the domain, you must specify the same encryption key for any node that you join to the domain.
You must specify a keyword even if you do not enable secure communication for the domain or use Kerberos authentication.
You must keep the name of the domain, the keyword for the encryption key, and the encryption key file in a secure location. The encryption key is required when you change the encryption key of the domain or move a repository to another domain. If you do not have the encryption key, you must have the domain name and the keyword used to generate the encryption key.