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2088622 - Passwords: The Security of our Passwords - Platform


  • How are passwords stored in the SuccessFactors Application?


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  • The passwords in our customer databases are stored in a hashed format, not in “clear text” format.  Specifically, we utilize SHA-1 as the Hash protocol.  Hash vs. Encryption is slightly different, with the Hash providing better performance.

    This the default behavior. As opposed to enabling Password Encryption in Admin tools.
  • In addition, all communication to/from SuccessFactors is encrypted.  Internet communication to/from SuccessFactors is over HTTPS with 128-bit SSL encryption.


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