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Configuring a custom cipher


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Although Pega Platform has an integrated platform cipher, you can implement a custom cipher to address policies that are specific to your company. You can use your own custom cipher in Pega Platform as a data encryption type.

  • To configure ciphers, you must have the pxCanManageDataEncryption privilege, which is included in the PegaRULES:SecurityAdministrator role.
  • Complete the Creating a custom cipher in Pega Platform procedure.

  1. In the header of Dev Studio, click Configure System Settings Data Encryption .

  2. In the Application data encryption section, encrypt application data:

    1. Encrypt data with your custom cipher by selecting Custom cipher.

    2. In the Site specific cipher class field, enter the name of the class of your cipher.

      You defined the cipher class in the Creating a custom cipher in Pega Platform procedure.
    3. Start using this custom cipher for encryption purposes by clicking Activate.

  3. In the System data encryption section, encrypt system data by selecting the source of the master key:

    Choices Actions
    Pega Platform Select Pega Platform, and then click Regenerate.
    1. Select Keystore,

    2. In the Select keystore field, press the down arrow key, select a keystore that is sourced from a data page, and then click Activate.

  4. In the Warning dialog box that informs you about the changed encryption cipher, confirm the custom cipher activation by clicking Apply.

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