Encrypting database password 1

To add extra security to your Bamboo instance, you can encrypt the database password that is stored in the configuration file used by Bamboo to access your database. We’ve prepared different encryption methods for basic and advanced users. Additionally, you can create your own encryption based on our Cipher interface.


This solution is an obfuscation, which doesn’t assure full security. Bamboo still needs to use the plain text password to connect to your database, so the configuration will contain all the information needed to decrypt the password. An attacker could act like Bamboo to obtain the password. We recommend that you secure the server where Bamboo and the database reside.

Basic encryption

This method uses a Base64 cipher, which is a simple obfuscation. It’s recommended for users who don’t want to store passwords in plain text, or have to meet specific requirements to encode them. See Basic database password encryption 1.

Advanced encryption 

This method allows you to choose an algorithm to encrypt a database password. It provides more security as you don't have to store the encrypted password anywhere in the configuration file, which makes it difficult to find and decrypt. See Advanced database password encryption 1.

Encryption with custom Cipher

If you have extra requirements for storing the password, you can create your own Cipher based on our implementation and examples. To do this, you will need Java knowledge and some basic knowledge of Maven.

Last modified on Jul 30, 2021

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