By default, the system is configured to encrypt passwords. While Key Encryption is active, all current passwords in the global configuration file are encrypted, and any new passwords, or updates will also be encrypted automatically.
An administrator can deactivate encryption by using the Deactivate Artifactory Key Encryption endpoint. Once Key Encryption is deactivated, all passwords in the global configuration file are decrypted, the configuration is reloaded and the current Artifactory Encryption Key is removed. Any new passwords entered, or passwords updated will not be encrypted.
An administrator can reactivate encryption by using the Activate Artifactory Key Encryption endpoint. Once the Key Encryption is activated, subsequent activations using the REST API are ignored.