Configuring a custom cipher

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.

Note: In a multitenant environment, only a shared tenant can activate a custom cipher because a custom cipher is not tenant-specific.
  1. Create a custom encryption cipher and define rules in Pega Platform that support this cipher. For more information, see PDN article Creating a custom cipher in Pega Platform.
  2. Click Designer Studio > System > Settings > Data Encryption.
  3. Select Custom cipher to encrypt data with your custom cipher.
  4. Click Activate to start using this custom cipher for encryption purposes.
  5. On the Warning dialog box that informs you about the changed encryption cipher, click Apply to confirm the custom cipher activation.