Properties are used to configure deployed components. In some cases, they are used to store sensitive data, such as passwords.

For example, a WAR component might need to store sensitive data such as passwords to access the database. These properties can be marked as secured. Values of secured properties are masked and shown as asterisks in vCloud Application Director.

If a property is changed from secured to unsecured, for security purposes, vCloud Application Director resets the property value, for security purposes. You must set a new value for the property.

Important

If secured properties are printed in the script using the echo command or other similar commands, these values appear in plain text in the log files. The values in the log files are not masked.