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Password Encryption

In releases of Enterprise Architect prior to 7.1, Security Administrators of projects on SQL Server or Oracle repositories can encrypt the password used to set up the connection between Enterprise Architect and the repository. The system user does not have the real password, thereby preventing them from accessing the repository using other tools such as Query Analyzer or SQLPlus.

For password encryption for all repositories at and beyond release 7.1, you provide the connection but protect the password using model shortcuts.



Configure > Security > Manage > Encrypt Password

Encrypt a repository password



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In the 'Password' field, enter the password to access the repository.

The 'Encrypted' field displays the modified password to be provided to users.


Instruct users to connect Enterprise Architect to the repository using the encrypted password prefixed with $$.

Connect to Oracle Data Repository Connect to SQL Server Data Repository


  • Do not click on the Test Connection button as it can cause an error with encrypted passwords
  • For SQL Server repositories, you must enter the Initial Catalog details from the 'All' tab of the 'Data Link Properties' dialog

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