A password file is an ASCII text file with only one line specifying the password in clear text. By using a password file, you are not forced to expose a password at the command line during the agent installation. When you install the Apache HTTP Server agent using the agentadmin program, you are prompted to specify paths to following password files:
An agent profile password file is required for both the agentadmin default and custom installation options.
An agent administrator password file is required if you use the custom installation option and have the agentadmin program automatically create the agent profile in Oracle OpenSSO server during the installation. If you prefer, you can use amadmin as the agent administrator
Create an ASCII text file for the password file. For example: /tmp/apache22agentpw
If you want the agentadmin program to automatically create the agent profile in Oracle OpenSSO server during the installation, create another password file for the agent administrator. For example: /tmp/agentadminpw
Using a text editor, enter the appropriate password in clear text on the first line in each file.
Secure each password file appropriately, depending on the requirements for your deployment.