The CA Automation Point Engineering team has released an enhancement with patch r220.127.116.11 that allows users to encrypt system logon credentials used for authorization in script (.scr) files. This document details instructions on how to encrypt these credentials in the script files.
Many users voiced concerns that their internal company audit policies forbade them from storing username and password login credentials in plain text for critical mainframe, iSeries, and distributed systems authorization on their AP servers.
Windows Server environment
1. Edit the script file which contains the authorization credentials which you want to encrypt.
2. Surround the KEY/XKEY keyword statements with ENCRYPT/ENDENCRYPT keywords, e.g.:
3. Save the file to disk.
4. Click the "Encrypt Script File" Button in the Expert Interface -> Automation -> Scripts dialog in our Configuration Manager application
Release: AP327020100-11.5-Automation Point-3270/5250 Interface Option