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JFugler
2022-04-04T17:43:55Z
Is there a way to use a Global Credential in a Connection? We obviously have several global credentials that are used to authenticate to different things in jobs and tasks. But is there a way to use these when creating a Connection? When we need to change the password on one of these accounts, all of the tasks will continue to work. But if I put in the username and password for the service account into a connection, I would need to go in and update each connection. We have over 200 connections that use one of a handful of service accounts, so we would have to go through each and find the ones that use that account.
Is there a way to use a global credintial
JFugler
2022-04-04T18:24:00Z
Or possibly if I could leave the username and password blank and use the credentials that are used for tasks that use that connection.
Michael Fjellström
2022-04-06T14:30:11Z
Originally Posted by: JFugler 

Is there a way to use a Global Credential in a Connection? We obviously have several global credentials that are used to authenticate to different things in jobs and tasks. But is there a way to use these when creating a Connection? When we need to change the password on one of these accounts, all of the tasks will continue to work. But if I put in the username and password for the service account into a connection, I would need to go in and update each connection. We have over 200 connections that use one of a handful of service accounts, so we would have to go through each and find the ones that use that account.
Is there a way to use a global credintial



Hi,

You can use the Object search&replace function:
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You search for a value, you will see everywhere it's used, then you can do a mass replace.
JFugler
2022-04-07T13:22:18Z
Thanks, that is very useful feature and will help with password changes in the future. I'd also still like to be able to use a credential when making connections. And/or I'd think it would be extremely useful to be able to use the credential used in a task for a connection. Is this something that can be done, or would be a feature request. We have a lot of FTP related jobs that connect to the same server but each have to use their own username and password, That would save us from having to make a separate connection for each. And yes, it would be much easier to be able to use the same account, but unfortunately that is out of our control.
Michael Fjellström
2022-04-08T09:45:21Z
Originally Posted by: JFugler 

Thanks, that is very useful feature and will help with password changes in the future. I'd also still like to be able to use a credential when making connections. And/or I'd think it would be extremely useful to be able to use the credential used in a task for a connection. Is this something that can be done, or would be a feature request. We have a lot of FTP related jobs that connect to the same server but each have to use their own username and password, That would save us from having to make a separate connection for each. And yes, it would be much easier to be able to use the same account, but unfortunately that is out of our control.



That would be a feature request for now.
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