The CA Automation Point Engineering team has released an enhancement with patch r22.214.171.124 that allows users to encrypt system authorization credentials in script (.scr) files. This document details instructions on how to encrypt these credentials in the script files.
Many CA Automation Point users voiced concerns that their internal company audit policies forbade them from storing username and password authorization credentials in for critical mainframe, iSeries, and distributed systems in plaintext on their AP servers.
1. Edit the script file which contains the authorization credentials which you want to encrypt.
2. Surround the KEY/XKEY keyword statements with ENCRYPT/ENDENCRYPT keywords, e.g.:
3. Save the file to disk.
4. Click the "Encrypt Script File" Button in the Expert Interface -> Automation -> Scripts dialog in our Configuration Manager application
The CA Automation Point 11.5.1 Reference Guide was updated to reflect the new script keywords, and the Configuration Manager online help ('?') was updated to describe the new “Encrypt Script File” button located on the Scripts dialog.