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Startup parameter: encryptionkey

Startup parameters change the behavior of the Service Manager server. You can always set a startup parameter from the server's operating system command prompt.




This parameter defines the encryption key for encrypting fields in the database. The value of this parameter must be either 8 characters (64 bits) long in non-FIPS mode or 32 characters (256 bits) long in FIPS mode, and consist of alphanumeric characters.

Valid if set from

Server's operating system command prompt

Initialization file (sm.ini)

Requires restart of the Service Manager server?


Default value

xxxxxxxx in non-FIPS mode

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx in FIPS mode

Possible values

32 character alphanumeric string

Example usage

Command line: sm -httpPort:13080 -encryptionkey:1234567890abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv

Initialization file: encryptionkey:1234567890abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv

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System parameters

FIPS mode

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Enter a parameter in the sm.ini file

Configure legacy FIPS mode in Service Manager

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Security parameters