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 JBoss Application Server 4.x/5.x 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 only if you use the custom installation option and have the agentadmin program automatically create the agent profile in OpenSSO Enterprise server during the installation.
Create an ASCII text file for the agent profile. For example: /tmp/jbossagentpw
If you want the agentadmin program to automatically create the agent profile in OpenSSO Enterprise server during the installation, create another password file for the agent administrator. For example: /tmp/agentadminpw
If you wish, you can specify amadmin as the agent administrator when you run the install program.
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.
Make a note of the password file names and passwords. You will need this information when you create the agent profile and install the agent using the agentadmin program.