We are trying to implement a solution to remotely change password in the PASSWORDS configuration on the Prognosis servers without launching Prognosis client.
Could you please advice if there is a procedure to change/ update passwords in the PASSWORDS configuration. This can be a Perl script/ PowerShell script/ batch file.
I'd like to know what is the use case? Updating password conf via a text file may not be possible. Moreover, what passwords are you trying to change? Please note that you can do it via WebUI as well.
We are using a service account in the PASSWORDS configuration to query WMI, SQL and LDAP data. On the Advance Reporting solution, there are couple of entries that are specific to reporting on the server.
The service account password changes on regular basis due to security policies we have. It has become a cumbersome activity to update the service account password manually for each entry in the PASSWORDS configuration on the Prongosis server(s).
We have ways to update the password for Windows based services/ applications through an automated system. We would like leverage our automation solution to update password on Prognosis server as well, if Prognosis can support automation for password change (may be using ircmd, etc.).
Got it. I'll get internal help on it and let you know.
unfortunately, we don't allow PASSWORD manipulations from outside sources. so you'd have to update them manually.
To add to / confirm Shoaib's comment about not allowing a password to be updated externally.. it CAN however be promoted from another Prognosis system of compatible encryption / product version.
This can be done through a .CNF file or using IRCNFUTL command line.
So basically you would need to define the new password in another instance of Prognosis of a compatible version and then promote and either A) Override or B) Merge the configuration. IRCNFUTL provides some additional options over just utilizing the .CNF via IRGUI.