WildFly based RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle deployments, e.g., Software Bundle, by default use cleartext passwords for keystores in a configuration file. The cleartext passwords for keystores should be secured in the configuration file.
In WildFly based deployments of RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle, the cleartext password values for keystores can be secured by masking and persisting in a Vault store and then using references to the Vault store instead of the cleartext passwords in the configuration file.
The procedure to configure a Vault store and replace cleartext passwords with references to the Vault store in WildFly configuration file is available on request. Please contact RSA Customer Support and quote this knowledgebase article number to request the procedure (WildFly-Vault-KB000065818-20220330.pdf).
Make a note of the following, if the procedure to replace cleartext passwords with references to a vault store has been followed for an RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle deployment:
- On applying a patch, the vault configuration in WildFly will not be impacted.
- On upgrading to a later version, the procedure must be followed again after the upgrade to replace cleartext passwords with the vault references.
- For backup/restore, ensure to backup the vault store and the updated WildFly configuration file, and then restore those files after a recovery/reinstallation of RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle.
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