I've scanned the internet, but haven't found any good in depth articles on the 'password alias' concept. I am just trying to get a better understanding of the concept.
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2 replies Latest Post - 2013-02-04T22:25:04Z by chauhan_vin1
Pinned topic Does anybody have any good documentation on Password Aliases?
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Doyler86 2700040UFD91 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: Does anybody have any good documentation on Password Aliases?2013-02-04T20:19:17Z in response to Doyler86Just to add a little more information,
My goal is to have a scheduled task that executes a soma request, but i want to execute the soma request with a password alias, so that anyone who has read access to the box, does not see the actual password.
is this possible?
thanks in advance,
chauhan_vin1 270001607E24 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: Does anybody have any good documentation on Password Aliases?2013-02-04T22:25:04Z in response to Doyler86Password Alias is actually used when we create Crypto Key and Certificate objects - You can specify is the setting to On/Off.
Setting this to "on" indicates that the password is actually a password-alias which was created using the password-map feature in the CLI on the device. The password-map encrypts the real password and stores it on the device so that it never appears in plaintext in a configuration script.
The Alias has to be constructed through the CLI then - which points to real password stored encrypted on the device.
I am not sure if there is a way to use password alias in the SOMA scripts. Please update if you find anything more..