Adding an Encrypted Password for a User Proxy

You can set up and enable user proxies on the local Connect:Direct® server that allow remote users to log on to the local server without revealing their password. User proxies improve security on the remote node by protecting remote users' passwords.

The Configuration Utility can be used to insert encrypted passwords into the proxy section of the USER.CFG file. When you enter a password, the Configuration Utility encrypts it for you.

To add a local user ID and encrypted password:

  1. Open the User.cfg file.
  2. Place the cursor on the line following the Proxy section header.
  3. Select Tools > Password.
  4. Type the user ID and password in the Userid and Password fields.
  5. Retype the password in the Verify Password field.
  6. Click OK. The encrypted password is inserted as the LocalPassword parameter value and the User ID is inserted as the LocalUserid parameter.