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Old 09-02-2011
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Hello Gurus,

This is something i need to implement quite urgently. My requirement is as follows:

1. We are using Solaris 10, Sun Access Manager appln.
2. we need to start a domain through script (automated). Syntax of the command goes as below:
 ./asadmin start-domain --user admin domain1

after this it will prompt for a password
 Enter Password

I do not have any idea of passing the password in the command line. What i am trying to achieve is after it asks for password, it must be read it from a file where i have already maintained the details.

Please help me out... as I mentioned, it is something i need to test and implement on priority basis.
Thank You.

Last edited by pludi; 09-02-2011 at 06:17 AM..
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Old 09-02-2011
there is option called
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Old 09-02-2011
@itkamaraj: Thank you for the quick and easy solution. I presume the command would be as follows:

 ./asadmin start-domain --user admin --passwordfile passfile domain1

However I would also like to explore the option of reading the password from the file in the other way. Will it be possible ?

And where (i mean path) this password file is supposed to be placed?

Thank You.

Last edited by pludi; 09-02-2011 at 06:17 AM..
# 4  
Old 09-07-2011

The above solution did work in stopping and starting the services when executed through scripts. But we landed into a dicey situation where in all the application services and agents are up but the application page is not openeing (front end). Not really sure if this post is in its right place..but please help.

thank you.
# 5  
Old 02-08-2012
Go with expect programming ... to pass password ..

You can use openssl file encryption and description method .
## Encrypt using openssl with password: sks and delete un-encrypted file
# openssl des3 -e -in a -out aa; rm -fr a
## varify
# cat aa
Salted__r>dK&s  ### Here's my script that read the encrypted file 
 # cat
for ln in `openssl des3 -d -in aa -out maa -pass pass:sks;cat maa; rm -fr maa`
echo $ln
sleep 3

--Shirish Shukla

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 04-09-2012 at 06:08 PM.. Reason: code tags
# 6  
Old 04-03-2012
Java fetch the password from file

hello dear,

try this
lets say my password is in /home/vipin/password

pswd =/home/vipin/password

read =$pswd

try this ..
# 7  
Old 04-05-2012
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