SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2088622 - Passwords: The Security of our Passwords - Platform

Symptom

  • How are passwords stored in the SuccessFactors Application?

Environment

  • BizX Platform

Resolution

  • 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.

Keywords

KBA , sf passwords , LOD-SF-PLT , Foundational Capabilities & Tools , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions