You can set a central policy for using or accepting encrypted passwords in the Admin module under Security | General by setting the Password Encryption Policy field.
The behavior according to the Password Encryption Policy setting is as follows:
|Artifactory can receive requests with encrypted password (default).|
|Artifactory requires an encrypted password for every authenticated request.|
|Artifactory will reject requests with encrypted password.|
To secure your password:
The encryption mechanisms of the Oracle and IBM JDKs are not identical. Switching from one to another will make your encrypted password obsolete
Some of the IBM JRE/JDK are shipped with a restriction on the encryption key size (mostly for countries outside the US); This restriction can be officially removed by downloading unrestricted policy files from IBM and overriding the existing ones: