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  • 1.  Encrypt and decrypt passwords via Pathscrambler

    Posted 11-24-2022 14:27
    Good day all,

    does anyone know a way to encrypt and decrypt passwords via the Pathscrambler itself? I haven't found anything about decryption in the documentation so far and assume there is no support for this for security reasons.

    Thanks for any feedback.

    Kind regards
    Jan Bretscher

    Jan Bretscher
    Abf Informatik Ag
    Cham CH

  • 2.  RE: Encrypt and decrypt passwords via Pathscrambler

    Posted 11-24-2022 20:48
    Hi Jan,

    This is indeed intended as a one way tool in order protect the information that must stay secure.



    Jason Huggins
    Director, Enablement & Education
    Rocket Internal - All Brands

  • 3.  RE: Encrypt and decrypt passwords via Pathscrambler

    Posted 12-07-2022 10:00

    Hi Jan,

    Usually you never decrypt passwords; you encrypt them and store the encrypted string in the database.

    When you want to check a password, you will encrypt again the user entry and you compare both encrypted texts. If they match, it is okay; if it does not, then the user entered a wrong password.

    The next step is to concatenate the user password with a random string (called salt). If you use this technic, then 2 same passwords will not be encrypted the same way which is important if your database gets breached.


    Stephane Pfefer
    Application Specialist