Password Encryption

Encrypting Passwords

To encrypt a password, run the metricshub-encrypt command in an interactive terminal:

/$ cd /opt/metricshub/bin
/opt/metricshub/bin$ ./metricshub-encrypt
Enter the password to encrypt: <type the password>

and provide the password to encrypt.

User must have Administrator privileges.

Using Encrypted Passwords

You can paste the encrypted password in your metricshub.yaml configuration file:

              host.type: storage
                https: true
                port: 443
                username: myusername
                password: GkwzG6bx8cUhoeQW+/1ERI+2LOyB

The Master Password

On first use, the metricshub-encrypt command will create the security/metricshub-keystore.p12 file to store a unique and random master password. This master password is used to encrypt passwords with metricshub-encrypt, and decrypt them from config/metricshub.yaml.

The metricshub-keystore.p12 file must not be modified, as this would prevent decryption from working. Any password encrypted with a given metricshub-keystore.p12 master password must be decrypted with the exact same metricshub-keystore.p12 file.

The metricshub-keystore.p12 file can be shared across several hosts so that a password encrypted on one system can be decrypted on another. Simply copy the metricshub-keystore.p12 file to the security directory. This will make MetricsHub able to decrypt the passwords.

Note: On Windows, the security directory is located under the ProgramData\MetricsHub directory (C:\ProgramData\MetricsHub\security) and accessible to Administrators only. On Linux, the security directory is located under the installation directory (/opt/metricshub/security).

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