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Old 07-01-2010
Question how to enter hardcoded password automatically

In the script i am passing a command from script which is called from cron. When this command is called from cron the unix prompt asks for password. Can we automatically enter the password when promted(if the password is hardcoded in script)??
Please let me know how to enter the password automatically when promted for?Smilie
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Old 07-01-2010
If you're getting a password prompt because you're trying to access another machine, you're MUCH better off using something secure like SSH with passwordless PKI authentication. That's a LOT more secure when properly set up.

If you don't think so, start going through the steps needed to protect a password stored in a file on disk...
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Old 07-01-2010
Is this a root cron or a user cron?
What is the command which is asking for a password?
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Old 07-01-2010
thanks achenle.
methyl:
I am using the below command from a script from root cron:

/usr/PostgreSQL/8.3/bin/pg_dump -h <ip addr> -p 5432 -U postgres -F c -v -f '/apps/cmplus/backup/daily_backup/P4CMPlus_ZDC.backup' "P4CMPlus_ZDC"

then it prompts for password:
I am trying to use SSH for passwd specification as achenle mentioned. But i am able to work it out.. please let me know id tr are any ways to specify it.Smilie




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or can we hard code the passwd and enter it when promted by remote server..?
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Old 07-01-2010
Don't know. Not clear whether this is a database password or a unix user password. Manual is ambiguous but someone else might know.

PostgreSQL: Documentation: Manuals: PostgreSQL 8.3: pg_dump

Probably best to contact product support.
 
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