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 Overview

Password Hashing Overview

Password hashing is a way to encrypt passwords through a cryptographic hash function. The MDM Hub uses a password hashing method to protect user passwords and ensure passwords are never stored in clear text form in a database. The MDM Hub administrator configures the password hashing options, such as the algorithm and certificates used, during installation of the Hub Server.
Informatica provides a security configuration utility to manage some of the security settings in an MDM Hub implementation, including changing the hashing algorithm or resetting MDM Hub user passwords.
The following image shows how the MDM Hub authenticates users with hashed passwords:
From a box labeled Username + Password, two logical chains diverge and then meet again at a box labeled User Authenticated. In the first logical chain, arrows progress from Username + Password to Username to Look up password hash in database to Hashed Password. In the second logical chain, arrows progress from Username + Password to Password to Hashing to Hashed Password. From both boxes labeled Hashed Password, arrows point to a box labeled The same? From there, an arrow points to a box labeled User Authenticated.


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