OMNIBus users are divided into two groups, external and internal authenticated. internal authenticated user have their user name and password stored in security.users table. passwords are encrypted for obvious reason.
those passwords can be encrypted using different algorithm. you have choice between DES and AES mode. DES is the default.
Which encryption algorithm to use is totally up to security compliment requirement. for example I use plan taxt password in all my Netcool vmware images. However, in a production environment, one should always use AES(or AES_FIPS) instead of DES, this is because that WEBTOP (WEBGUI) doesn't support DES encryption algorithm. if you ever want to encrypt the password stored in Webtop datasource definition file, then you have to run objectserver with PasswordEncryption property set to "AES".
Things might change with new releases, above is only true to current version. OMNIBus 7.3.0 and WEBGui 7.3
From archive: September 2010 X
All probes released after OMNIBus 7.3 GA are in 7.3 format. Those probes can be installed onto 7.3 via $NCHOME/omnibus/install/nco_install_integration tool. if you want to use the same package to install the probe on 7.2 you need to do:
1. unzip the package.
2.find the full path that contains the patch
3. install the patch,using $NCHOME/omnibus/install/nco_patch
#tar -xvf CZ81IEN.tar
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 216 2009-10-31 02:37 .
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 392 2009-10-31 02:37 omnibus-linux2x86-probe-nco-p-mttrapd-11_0
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 2010-09-14 11:51 ..
#/opt/netcool/omnibus/install/nco_patch -install omnibus-linux2x86-probe-nco-p-mttrapd-11_0
Installing Patch "omnibus-linux2x86-probe-nco-p-mttrapd-11_0" ...
Short Description : Multi-Thread Trapd Probe
Revision : 0
Requires : common-libncrypt-1_0
Obsoletes : probe-nco-p-mttrapd probe-nco-p-mttrapd-2 probe-nco-p-mttrapd-3 probe-nco-p-mttrapd-4 probe-nco-p-mttrapd-5 probe-nco-p-mttrapd-6 probe-nco-p-mttrapd-7 probe-nco-p-mttrapd-8 probe-nco-p-mttrapd-9 probe-nco-p-mttrapd-10 probe-nco-p-mttrapd-ems-8
Installation Date : Fri Oct 9 20:09:57 EST 2009
Creation Info : Tue Oct 20 08:33:34 BST 2009
I've recently applied fixpack2 to my WebGUI, 7.3, after the fixpack I've rebooted my vm, started TIP, everything works except I don't see the logout button.
I've restarted the application, browser and still face the same problem. I then tried to clear java cache and that fixed the issue. I revisited the README file come with the fixpack and found this was mentioned in the file.
conclusion: Read every bit of the README file is absolutely important.
to transfer historical alarms from alerts.status to flatfile using flatfile gateway, you need following command in file.startup.cmd file:
TRANSFER from 'alerts.status' to '';