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How to use password file in scm login

kiren sk (1515) | asked May 01 '16, 8:22 a.m.
retagged Jan 20 '17, 2:38 p.m. by Ken Tessier (84117)

 Its a mystery for me how to use the password file in the scm login command . 

given for all the questions asked like this. But that is not a clear answer on how to generate certificate .
Please consider dumb users like me too...

If they can generate password file in jbe why not use the same password file in scm also.

Kindly help me in a easier solution for generating certificate and using.


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Donald Nong (14.4k314) | answered May 01 '16, 9:59 p.m.
Note that these are two different features.

If you would like to use a client certificate (as mentioned in the linked article), you will need your security team to generate such certificate for each user. You generate a client certificate in a way almost the same as generating a server certificate. Basically the certificate verifies the identity of the holder (be it a machine or a person). Due to security concern, you should have a CA to sign off such certificates. The certificate file does not contain a password.

If you want to use a password file with SCM, such feature is not yet available. The enhancement work item is still open, and the closest "solution" you can get is mentioned in the latest comment (#39) in this work item.

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Alan Sampson commented Jan 10 '17, 6:38 p.m. | edited Jan 10 '17, 6:49 p.m.

The password file feature has been added to 6.0.3. See for details.

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