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Status Not under consideration
Workspace WebSphere Liberty
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 30, 2017

transient folder in wlp

Liberty supports password encryption. IBM advice is to load the encryption key via a bootstrap.properties file include that loads the key from a file system outside the wlp directory path.

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSD28V_9.0.0/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.core.doc/ae/cwlp_pwd_encrypt.html

"The encryption key used for decrypting can be overridden from the default by setting the wlp.password.encryption.key property. This property must not be set in the server.xml file that stores the password, but in a separate configuration file that is included by the server.xml file. This separate configuration file must contain only a single property declaration, and must be stored outside the normal configuration directory for the server. This ensures that the file containing the key is not included when you are running the server dump or package command. The encryption key property can also be specified as a bootstrap property. If you choose this option, put the encryption key in a separate properties file that is included in the server bootstrap.properties file."

Would it be possible to have a transient directory in the wlp/usr/servers/myserver directory that does not get packaged during the server package command?

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 103120
RFE URL
RFE Product WebSphere Application Server
  • Admin
    Graham Charters
    Oct 8, 2021

    Thank you for the suggestion. The requirement does have merit, but looking at it with respect to our total backlog of requests we do not see sufficient interest in this enhancement to merit delivery any time in the foreseeable future. Given the unlikelihood that we would deliver this, we are declining the request rather than leaving it in an uncommitted state for an extended period of time. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Graham Charters <charters@uk.ibm.com>.