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Status Future consideration
Workspace Informix
Components Informix Server
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 17, 2020

Column encryption, select rows with different passwords without errors

When using char/varchar columns with the option of encryption each user can choose his

own password and more worse multiple passwords.

All is well in case I read the data without decrypt() then I see the raw data for encrypected data

and the real data for not encrypted data. Also case I have another column where I can identify all rows

using the same password.


But when I have a sequential scan over the table and I want to have the rows decrypted using a

certain password I see an error


SELECT DECRYPT_CHAR(column,   'password') FROM customer;

will only show the columns with the password and will fail with 26008 on the first row with a different password

(expression)  1234567890123456
(expression)  2345678901234567
26008: The internal decryption function failed.

or if the next row is not encrypted

26005: The encrypted data is wrong or corrupted.

depending on the order you may see some data or no data if the first row read doesnt use the provided password.

Needed by Date Dec 31, 2020