I have just received a requirement for data encryption of healthcare/medical data. I currently have minimal information per the users’ specific requirements, but I would like to get started in my research, and it seems that, in the ADABAS documentation, there is very little mentioned about how to make this work. A user-exit is mentioned, I assume A, B and/or 1, but I can’t find an example. I have never applied encryption to an ADABAS file, so my initial questions (there will probably be more) are:
- What is the most effective way to accomplish the excryption that will ‘minimally’ affect the developers () if at all?
- Where do we get this so-called ‘cipher code’? Do we make it up? What does it look like?
- This request is for (rather large) existing files; I am assuming that, for the ciphering/encryption to work, the existing file(s) will have to be unloaded (ADAULD), then reloaded with the cipher code to encrypt the entire file.
- Is existing Security-by-Value affected by encryption?
Thanks for any guidance.