How to enable SQL Server Password Encryption
If you are not comfortable storing the plain text password inside HRPro.config. Please follow these procedures to get the encrypted password.
Login HRPro, go to Tools ⇒ System Information.
you can find the password encrypted in Server Information.
Edit the HRPro.config, replace the key password with password encrypted and the value of password with the value of password encrypted shown in System Information.
For Employee Portal, you can copied that password encrypted to EPortal.config.
This procedure also applicable to smtp password.