Manual Chapter : Format of encrypted object strings

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BIG-IP LTM

  • 17.0.0, 16.1.3, 16.1.2, 16.1.1, 16.1.0, 16.0.1, 16.0.0, 15.1.7, 15.1.6, 15.1.5, 15.1.4, 15.1.3, 15.1.2, 15.1.1, 15.1.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.0, 14.1.5, 14.1.4, 14.1.3, 14.1.2, 14.1.0, 14.0.1, 14.0.0, 13.1.5, 13.1.4, 13.1.3, 13.1.1, 13.1.0

BIG-IP DNS

  • 17.0.0, 16.1.3, 16.1.2, 16.1.1, 16.1.0, 16.0.1, 16.0.0, 15.1.7, 15.1.6, 15.1.5, 15.1.4, 15.1.3, 15.1.2, 15.1.1, 15.1.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.0, 14.1.5, 14.1.4, 14.1.3, 14.1.2, 14.1.0, 14.0.1, 14.0.0, 13.1.5, 13.1.4, 13.1.3, 13.1.1, 13.1.0
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Format of encrypted object strings

Like the BIG-IP system, the BIG-IQ system uses the Secure Vault feature to encrypt configuration object passwords and passphrases. However, the encrypted object strings do not start with
$M$
as they do on the BIG-IP system. Instead, the BIG-IQ system has its own starting string,
$6$
, as shown in these examples:
encrypted-password $6$NHVhF9wT$OWbQE5S.nfY/MTR4Agwru/qwl8IAcKWomeB4G6otahGu37KuTDGILDnKX7r9DTiL/Y7sdneuPT0LZI0G9Ccyg0 encrypted-password $6$V2Fq.kAw$CsMe0DCi1Q0q2.gO/QKIkG4Ye9SyB9ZDu9BRpbPIY9CQqUHrsfB7jY3eYmQdSqyC.cej8mgTpb.QvuKhJFIIM.