Increasing the Length of the Password (2 Way Encrypted) field type


Description

Symptoms

Would like to increase the length of the Password (2 Way Encrypted) field type from the default "255" value.

Release

Tested in London, applies to any release.

Cause

User may want to increase the Length of the Password (2 Way Encrypted) field type for additional security.

Resolution

After testing we found that there are no issues with increasing the Password (2 Way Encrypted) field type from the default "255" value. No data loss is caused by making this change.

Additional Information

In the backend the default length value of '255' is stored as varchar(255), however, once increased (ex: '2048') it will now be stored as medium text.