Building Blocks and using FIPS compliant security algorithms

When creating Building Blocks in Workspace Control environments, a password must be specified. When importing Building Blocks via the Workspace Control Console, the password must be specified again (plain text).

The hash of the password must be specified when importing Building Blocks via a command line with parameter /passwordfips.


pwrtech.exe /ADD C:\folder1\BuildingBlock.xml /passwordfips <password hash>

  • Replace <password hash> with the hash that results from applying the hash algorithm to the password.

  • Workspace Control Building Blocks with FIPS enabled can only be imported one by one.