Creating a System Encryption Password

The system security officer (SSO) creates the default system encryption password. SAP ASE encrypts keys using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm. The system encryption password is encrypted and stored in the database.

The security of encryption keys might be compromised if system encryption passwords are too short or easy to guess.

Note: Keys that are encrypted using the system encryption password cannot have key copies.
  1. In the left pane of the Administration Console, expand ASE Servers > Security > Encryption Keys.
  2. Click System Encryption Passwords.
  3. Click the drop-down arrow and select New.
  4. Select the server and database containing the keys that the system encryption password encrypts.
  5. Enter the new password, and confirm it.
  6. (Optional) Click Summary to verify your selected options.