We have a requirement to encrypt the BIX extract output (i.e. csv/xml) due to the sensitivity of the data being extracted. I could find articles related to encrypting the DB passwords/BIX operator using keyring file but not much details available on encrypting (password protecting) the BIX csv/xml file. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
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We are exploring options to encrypt the csv/xml files on the filesystem once the BIX execution is complete. As there are very strict SLA for the file to be secured (converting the plain text file to encrypted) we are checking if BIX can encrypt at the end of the execution
As mentioned above if we can use an activity (via file listener) to encrypt the BIX output file, I am just thinking if we can trigger the BIX execution via an Agent (instead of command line BIX client) & encrypt the file data (in clipboard) before it writes on the disk. Please let me know your thoughts & if it is feasible.
Posted: 4 months ago
Posted: 23 Feb 2022 3:56 EST
Eric Rietveld (Eric Rietveld)
Principal System Architect
Hi @karthigeyanr, you can run the Extract from an Agent (Job Scheduler) to call pxExtractDataWithArgs and immediately pick-up the file for post processing or through file listeners. I don't think you can intercept the BIX file write-out and encrypt in memory. Note that you should actually trust your filesystem. Remember that your filesystem contains all configuration files needed to reach the underlying database.