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jonson@nmfta.org
2008-06-10T20:45:25Z
We are looking to automate our credential updates (password change required every 60 - 90 days) across multiple servers and I have a .NET developer on hand to help with the Windows service accounts and other items. We were looking for an example on how we could connect to a server programmatically and update the password for the stored credentials. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Regards,
Urban Jonson
NMFTA
Support
2008-06-10T21:56:56Z
This is one example. You need to get the Credential Id from the Task first:

Server s = null;
            Client c = new Client();
            c.LogToFile = false;
            Connection conn = new Connection();
            conn.UserName = "admin";
            conn.PassWord = "";
            conn.Port = 16444;
            conn.ConnectionType = Connection.ConnectionT.Remote;
            try
            {
                s = c.Connect(conn,true);
            }
            catch (VisualCronAPI.Client.ClientLoginFailedException ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
            }

            // get credential
            NetworkCredentialClass nc = s.Credentials.Get("your_credential_id");
            nc.UserName = c.Encrypt("username");
            nc.PassWord = c.Encrypt("password");
            s.Credentials.AddUpdate(nc);

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michaelhum
2019-04-02T20:11:10Z
I'm thinking of a way to automate the changing of a credential's password.

In the networkcredentials.xml file, I have the following:

<NetworkCredentialClass xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<Id>fb681f39-69df-4193-bfd4-ca139ef6aff4</Id>
<UserName>T8R5Xb4hGLI=</UserName>
<PassWord>hkyplbYd9v4=</PassWord>


If I were to copy the <PassWord>hkyplbYd9v4=</PassWord> to another networkcredentials.xml file on another machine, would it be the same password? Is this a correct assumption?

I did some testing with 2 machines. I changed the password for the network credential FRED on both machines

old password = 654321
new password = 123456

The entry in the networkcredentials.xml changes on both machines to:

<PassWord>hkyplbYd9v4=</PassWord>

If this is an accurate observation, can I simply change the <Password> tag value to <PassWord>hkyplbYd9v4=</PassWord> on all the machines where I need to change the password for the credential FRED?
Support
2019-04-03T19:57:53Z
We do not recommend editing the files as that does not work in realtime and could cause other errors. It is better to work with the API.
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