Creating encrypted user password files in Security Center - Security Center 5.5 and later

series
Security Center 5.5 and later
revised_modified
2016-06-29

Creating encrypted user password files in Security Center

If you are logging on to Security Center using command line arguments, but you do not want to show the user's password in the command line, you can create an encrypted password file for the user and reference that file in the command line instead.

Before you begin

Make sure you are on the workstation that the user will be using to log on.

What you should know

The encrypted password file is used to authenticate the user instead of using a password.
IMPORTANT: The encrypted password file is unique to the workstation it is created on, and to the user who created the file. The password file must be created by the same user who will be logged on through the command line, and on the same workstation that the user will be logged on to.

Procedure

  1. Open Config Tool and log on to Security Center with the user for which you want to create the encrypted password file.
  2. Open the User management task.
  3. Select the user to configure, and click the Properties tab.
  4. Click the Save encrypted password to disk button.

  5. Choose where to save the file, and then click Save.

Results

The .pwd file is saved on the workstation. You can now reference the file in a command line to log on to Security Center with that user.