User ID and Password

If the database connection requires a user ID and a password, then type the user ID into the User ID field and the password into the Password field.

HCL ZIETrans encrypts the key sequence that you type into the Password field. This encryption works exactly like the encryption used when the Password check box is selected in an Input action (see Encrypted attribute). Remember:
  • When you type a password (such as mypass) into the Password field, the AME displays the password using asterisks (******).
  • When you move the input focus to another input field, the AME:
    1. Generates an encrypted version of the password (such as q0eqOskTUBQ=).
    2. Displays the encrypted version of the password in the Password field using asterisks (************). (You can see the actual characters of the encrypted version of the password in the AME.)
  • The password is a string. Therefore, if you are using the advanced macro format, remember to type the password enclosed in single quotes (for example, 'mypass'). The AME encrypts the entire string, including the single quotes.
  • If you need to modify the password after the AME has encrypted it, be sure to completely delete all the characters in the field before typing in the new password.
Note: The default values for prompts are stored in macro files unencrypted. The default values display in the clear when you edit prompts in the macro editors. Therefore, while using a prompt to specify a password is an appropriate thing to do, for security reasons you should not specify a default value for the password.