How to connect to Microsoft SQL database and encyrpt user password

How to connect to Microsoft SQL database and encyrpt user password

Note: For windows authentication see KB article

For SQL Authentication see instructions below. If TLS is required, see attachements.

1) Create a clean database in SQL Server or connect to an existing SQL database

You can get username/password (SQL authentication) from your DBA (database administrator).  User should have DBO Owner.

2. In windows services,  stop the PassagePoint services

3. In c:\PPGobal\config=> delete the 'sqlcontext.xml'  

4.    Rename 'sqlcontext.xmlmssql' to 'sqlcontext.xml'Set

5. Edit the 'sqlcontext.xml' using any text editor.

6. Find the JDBC string:  jdbc:sqlserver://localhost:1433;databaseName=amber;

Update the string to connect to your Microsoft SQL Server

Example: If  you have a SQL instance: jdbc:sqlserver://sql2014\sqlexpress;databaseName=amber   

If there is no instance:

7. Update the 'amber' user name with the SQL user where

      <property name="user">

8. update the password ' {TZwofiG8jts=}' with the sql user password

      <property name="password">

To encrypt the password:
    a. open command prompt cd\ to the root of c:
    b. cd to ppglobal\config
    c. enter 'encrypt mypassword' where mpassword is your password
    d. Copy the encrypted string and replace the password

9. Save the 'sqlcontext.xml'

10. In windows services, start the 'PassagePoint Services'

NOTE: If SQL server is not Listening on the standard 1433 port, the connection will fail. 

To see the SQL server port, either contact the SQL server Admin, or open up sql server surface configuration manager, and bring up the TCP dynamic port. seen below:

for encrypted string that needs a cert, use this:


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