Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to MDM Hub Security
  3. Resources
  4. Roles
  5. Users and User Groups
  6. Security Providers
  7. Application Level Security
  8. Password Hashing
  9. Glossary

Password Hashing Options

Password Hashing Options

During installation of the Hub Server, you configure the following password hashing options:
  • Whether to create your own customer hashing key as part of the hashing algorithm.
  • Whether to use the default SHA3 hashing algorithm or create a custom hashing algorithm.
  • Whether to use the default certificate provider or use a custom certificate provider.
Both SHA3 and custom hashing algorithms ensure that passwords of MDM Hub users are encrypted and never stored in clear text form in a database. Regardless of which hashing algorithm you use, the algorithm has the following components:
  • A hash function
  • A randomly generated value for each MDM Hub user
  • An optional customer hashing key, which is set during MDM Hub installation. It is the responsibility of the MDM Hub administrator to generate this key and store it securely.
If you create a customer hashing key, Informatica recommends to use a key that contains a sequence of up to 32 hexadecimal characters with no delimiters.
Protect the secrecy of the key. If the value of the customer hashing key is lost, you must reset all passwords.
The password hashing algorithm and the underlying implementation for the algorithm are stored in the Hub Server properties. For more information about Hub Server properties, see the
Multidomain MDM Configuration Guide


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