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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 27, 2017

Ability to encrypt password when applying Infosphere Information Server patches. Authfile or inline with silent patch command

When applying updates (patches, fixes, etc.) silently, to Infosphere Information Server (/opt/IBM/InformationServer/Updates/bin/installUpdates), there is no way to script the installation of one or multiple patches without exposing credentials in plain text.

I propose allowing the use of an authfile or /opt/IBM/InformationServer/ASBNode/bin/encrypt.sh output for use in the installUpdates command. This will allow you to install one or multiple updates across environments without exposing credentials.