APNET is a utility program that provides a number of uses. One of those is encryption of values for use primarily in property files.
To encrypt a value, in a console window, enter:
apnet encrypt password123
which will return a response similar to:
You can then take this value and store it in a property file. For example, to place this in the global.properties or node.properties files using the encrypted property option this would appear similar to:
property_encrypted server.domain.ldap.ldapserver1.searchpwd = 0umNX+S7Obr7uNgNy0VqAg==
In this case, the password for a ldap search has been provided but stored in the property file encrypted.
There are other possible use cases where encrypted values are required.