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Using "password" as your Harvest password will cause problems with UDPs

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Article ID: 20616

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CA Harvest Software Change Manager - OpenMake Meister

Issue/Introduction

Description:

When passing a password into a client-side UDP process via the system variable [password] it fails if the password is the string "password". For example, if the UDP is defined as

hcp -b [broker] -st [state] -en [project] -usr [user] -pw [password]

and the user's password is "password" it will fail with exit code 5 and the hcp.log will show incorrect login. If the password is anything else, within specified limits regarding use of special characters, it works fine.

Solution:

Any System Variable value that matches the same System Variable name will cause a problem with UDPs (for example, a [project] called "project" etc.). Development reviewed this finding and concluded this is working as designed. Therefore you should not name a project "project", or name a state "state", or use "password" for your harvest password, etc. Details about the System Variables used by SCM can be found in Appendix B of the SCM Administrators Guide.

Environment

Release: SCMNCR99000-12.1-Harvest-Software Change Manager-Named User-Competitive Replacem
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