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How do I secure an IDoc?

How do I secure IDocs? Is it possible to encrypt an IDoc? My problem is after creating the IDoc, I have to encrypt it by using a Java program, but is encryption possible? Can I configure the IDoc after encryption only if it has to go to the target system? I can decrypt by using my Java program, but how can I capture the IDoc in the receiving system for decryption?

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IDocs have no encryption and there is not much sense in doing so. To send IDocs, you pack them in an encrypted package like a ZIP file or send them via HTTPS to the target. This is sufficient encryption for every purpose.

This was first published in November 2004

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