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Encrypting the user permissions file

User permissions are stored in the following repository file:


To prevent unauthorized access of this file, you can encrypt it using the procedure described below. After you perform the procedure, the repository file will be encrypted with the AES-256 bit cipher.

Information note

The length of any passwords specified during the procedure must be at least 32 characters.

To encrypt the repository file:

  1. Open a command prompt as administrator and change the working directory to:


  2. Run the following command to set the master user key:

    repuictl.exe masterukey set --password your_MasterUserPassword


    repuictl.exe masterukey set --password ANqaGYERP3UKmGLK6UNuMqrkAGxwH8FM

  3. Restart the Qlik Replicate Server service.

  4. Run the following command to set the repository password:

    repuictl repository setpassword --master-user-password your_MasterUserPassword --repository-password your_RepositoryPassword


    repuictl repository setpassword --master-user-password ANqaGYERP3UKmGLK6UNuMqrkAGxwH8FM --repository-password 12345678901234567890123456789000

    Information note

    Steps 1-4 only need to be performed the first time you want to encrypt the repository file. If you subsequently need to decrypt the repository file and then re-encrypt it, they are not required.

  5. Run the following command to encrypt the repository:

    repuictl.exe repository secure --on --master-user-password your_MasterUserPassword


    repuictl.exe repository secure --on --master-user-password ANqaGYERP3UKmGLK6UNuMqrkAGxwH8FM

  6. Restart the Qlik Replicate Server service.

To disable encryption for the repository:

  • Run the following command:

    repuictl repository secure --off --master-user-password your_MasterUserPassword

For information on setting user permission, see User permissions.

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