ADSSP database encryption and storage details

Encryption and data storage in ADSelfService Plus database

Encryption in the ADSelfService Plus database 

ADSelfService Plus' database uses the following encryption methods to store sensitive data:



Encryption method



Microsoft SQL



The following sensitive information is encrypted and stored in the database:

Type of information

Encryption standard used for storage

MickeyLite framework*

AES-256 encryption

Standard username and password used to configure Active Directory domain


Username and password used to configure email/SMS settings


Username and password used to configure integration settings


Username and password used to configure proxy settings


Username and password of high availability settings


Password used to configure external database


Password of database backups


Keystore password for SSL certificate configuration


Default password of technicians

Hashed password BCRYPT Algorithm with SALT

Passwords used to configure applications for password sync


Security questions and answers stored for MFA

MD5/SHA512 (Customers can choose the required encryption standard)

Passwords stored for the password history setting in the Password Policy Enforcer

Hashed password using SHA-512 algorithm with SALT


  • Users' domain credentials aren't stored in the database.

  • In Microsoft SQL, Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) and SSL can be enabled to encrypt data at rest and in transit.

 Active Directory (AD) objects and attributes stored in the ADSelfService Plus database 

The following objects are stored in the ADSelfService Plus database:
  • Account Expires (accountExpires)

  • City/Locale (I)

  • Common Name (cn)

  • Company (company)

  • Country/Region (c)

  • Department (department)

  • Description (description)

  • Display Name (displayName)

  • Distinguished Name (distinguishedName)

  • Email (mail)

  • Exchange Home Server (msExchHomeServerName)

  • Exchange Mailbox Database (homeMDB)

  • Fax (facsimileTelephoneNumber)

  • First Name (givenName)

  • Full Name (name)

  • Home (homeDirectory)

  • Initials (initials)

  • IP Phone (telephoneNumber)

  • Job Title (title)

  • Last Logoff Time (lastLogoff)

  • Last Logon Time (lastLogon)

  • Last Logon Time Stamp (lastLogonTimestamp)

  • Last Name (sn)

  • Last Password Set (pwdLastSet)

  • Logon Name (sAMAccountName)  

  • Mail Alias (mailnickname)

  • Manager (manager)

  • Mobile (mobile)

  • Object Class (objectClass)

  • Object GUID (objectGUID)

  • Object SID (objectSID)

  • Office (physicaldeliveryOfficeName)

  • Other Mobile (otherMobile)

  • OU Name

  • Pager (pager)

  • Primary Group ID (primaryGroupID)

  • Profile Path (profilePath)

  • PSO Resultant (msDS-ResultantPSO)

  • State/Province (st)

  • Street (streetAddress)

  • User Account Control (userAccountControl)

  • User Logon Name (userPrincipalName)

  • When-Changed (whenChanged)

  • When-Created (whenCreated)

  • Zip/Postal Code (postalCode)

Group Object Attributes:

  • Object GUID (objectGUID)

  • Group Name (name)

  • Description (description)

  • Distinguished Name (distinguishedName)

  • E-mail (mail)

  • OU (organizational unit)

  • Object Class (objectClass)

  • Display Name (displayName)

  • Group Member Object GUID (objectGUID)

  • Object SID (objectSID) Common-Name (cn)

  • When-Created (whenCreated)

  • When-Changed (whenChanged)

  • Group Type (groupType)

  • Managed By (managedBy)

  • Member  (member)

  • Display Name (displayName)

  • Primary Group Id (primaryGroupID)

  • Last Name (sn)

  • First Name (givenName)

  • Logon Name (sAMAccountName)

  • Info (info)

Domain Controller Object Attributes:

  • Domain Controller name (dNSHostName)

  • Domain Name (domainName)

  • Canonical Name (canonicalName)

  • Distinguished Name (distinguishedName)

  • Object GUID (objectGuid)

  • Domain DNA Name (dnsRoot)

  • Domain Flat Name (nETBIOSName)

  • Domain User Name

  • Domain Password

  • Domain Functional Level User

Domain Policy Object Attributes:

  • Minimum Password Age (minPwdAge)

  • Maximum Password Age (maxPwdAge)

  • Password History Length (pwdHistoryLength)

  • Lock Out Duration (lockoutDuration)

  • Lock Out Threshold (lockoutThreshold)

  • Password Complexity (pwdProperties)

Computer Object Attributes:

  • Object GUID (objectGUID)

  • DNS Name (dNSHostName)

  • OU Name (OU)

  • Machine Name (name)

  • OS (operatingSystem)

  • OS version (operatingSystemVersion)

  • Location (location)

  • Common Name (cn)

  • Distinguished Name (distinguishedName)

  • When-Created (whenCreated)

  • When-Changed (whenChanged)

  • Canonical Name (canonicalName)

OU Object Attributes:

  • Name (name)

  • Distinguished Name (distinguishedName)

  • Object Class (objectClass)

  • Object GUID (objectGUID)

  • Description (description)

  • Parent OU (ou)

  • When Created (whenCreated)

  • When Changed (whenChanged)

  • Managed By (managedBy)

  • Canonical Name (canonicalName)

PSO Object Attributes:

  • PSO Name (msDS-ResultantPSO)

  • Common Name (cn)

  • Minimum Password Age (msDS-MinimumPasswordAge)

  • Maximum Password Age (msDS-MaximumPasswordAge)

  • Minimum Password Length (msDS-MinimumPasswordLength)

  • Password History Length (msDS-PasswordHistoryLength)

  • Password Complexity (msDS-PasswordComplexityEnabled)

  • Lock Out Duration (msDS-LockoutDuration)

  • Lock Out Threshold (msDS-LockoutThreshold)

Domain Object and RootDSE Attributes:

  • Domain Functional Level (msDS-Behavior-Version) or (domainFunctionality)

  • Default Naming Context (defaultNamingContext)

  • Configuration Naming Context (configurationNamingContext)

  • Schema Naming Context (schemaNamingContext)

  • Root Naming Context (rootNamingContext)

  • Domain DNS Name (dnsHostName)

  • Domain Flat Name (Domain name)

Group Member Object Attributes:

  • Object GUID (objectGUID)

  • Object SID (objectSID)

  • Member (member)

  • Name (name)

  • Common-Name (cn)

  • When-Changed (whenChanged)

The selected display and search attributes will only be searched in AD during contact search.

Note: Custom attributes configured in ADSelfService Plus are also synchronized between AD to ADSelfService Plus and stored in the database.

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