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Encode and Decode when logon in BTEQ

Encode and Decode when logon in BTEQ

Encode and Decode when logon in BTEQ

Hi everybody,

I want to encode & decode password when calling .Logon command in BTEQ:
.LOGON 1/username, pass

Can you give me a solution about this?

Thanks a lot.
Dat Nguyen

RE: Encode and Decode when logon in BTEQ

First, password doesn't appear in log file. It's secure on this side.
Second, you can use an external file to store your logon command and call it with .RUN FILE logon_file
It won't be very difficult to create a temporary uncrypted logon_file that will be erased on next bteq.
Something like that :


echo ".LOGON TDP/USR,"$(uncrypt passwd) > /tmp/logon_file
bteq <<-EoF > Logfile
 .RUN FILE /tmp/logon_file
 .OS rm /tmp/logon_file
 .. bteq commmands ..

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