Secure Data Storage
Informatica encrypts sensitive data, such as passwords and secure connection parameters, before it stores the data in the domain configuration repository. Informatica uses a keyword that you provide to create an encryption key with which to encrypt sensitive data.
During installation, you must provide a keyword for the installer to use to generate the encryption key for the domain. 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. For more information about generating an encryption key for the domain during installation, see the Informatica installation guides.
After installation, you can change the encryption key for the domain. Run the infasetup command to generate an encryption key and change the encryption key for the domain. After you change the encryption key for the domain, you must upgrade the content of the repositories in the domain to update the encrypted data.
You must keep the name of the domain, the keyword for the encryption key, and the encryption key file in a secure location. The domain name, keyword, and encryption key are required when you change the encryption key for the domain or move a repository to another domain. If you lose the encryption key file, you need the keyword to generate the encryption key again. If you lose the keyword and encryption key, you cannot change the encryption key for the domain or move a repository to another domain.