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User Commandscreate-password-alias(1)


 create-password-alias - creates a password alias


 create-password-alias --user admin_user [--passwordfile filename] [--host host_name] [--port port_number] [--secure|-s] [--terse=false] [--echo=false] [--interactive=true] [--help] [--aliaspassword alias_password] aliasname


This command creates an alias for a pasword and stores it in domain.xml. An alias is a token of the form ${ALIAS=password-alias-password}. The password corresponding to the alias name is stored in encrypted form. The password-alias commands take both a secure interactive form (in which the user is prompted for all information) and a more script-friendly form, in which the password is propagated on the command line.

This command is supported in remote mode only.


-u --user

The authorized domain application server administrative username.

-w --password

The --password option is deprecated. Use --passwordfile instead.


This option replaces the -- password option. Using the --password option on the command line or through the environment is deprecated. The --passwordfile option specifies the name of a file containing the password entries in a specified format. The entry for the password must have the AS_ADMIN_ prefix followed by the password name in capital letters. For example, to specify the domain application server password, use an entry with the following format: AS_ADMIN_PASSWORD=password, where password is the actual administrator password. Other passwords that can be specified include AS_ADMIN_MAPPEDPASSWORD, AS_ADMIN_USERPASSWORD, AS_ADMIN_SAVEDMASTERPASSWORD, AS_ADMIN_MQPASSWORD, AS_ADMIN_ALIASPASSWORD, and so on.

-H --host

The machine name where the domain application server is running. The default value is localhost.

-p --port

The port number of the domain application server listening for administration requests. The default port number for Platform Edition is 4848. The default port number for Enterprise Edition is 4849.

-s --secure

If set to true, uses SSL/TLS to communicate with the domain application server.

-t --terse

Indicates that any output data must be very concise, typically avoiding human-friendly sentences and favoring well-formatted data for consumption by a script. Default is false.

-e --echo

Setting to true will echo the command line statement on the standard output. Default is false.

-I --interactive

If set to true (default), only the required password options are prompted.

-h --help

Displays the help text for the command.


This is a separate and distinct password corresponding to the original password. WARNING: Passing this password on the command line is not secure.

The password is optional and when omitted, the user is prompted.



This is the name of the substitute password as it appears in domain.xml.


Example 1. Using create-password-alias
asadmin> create-password-alias --aliasname alias1

Command create-password-alias executed successfully



command executed successfully


error in executing the command


delete-password-alias(1), list-password-aliases(1), update-password-alias(1)

J2EE SDK 1.4Go To TopLast Changed 31 Jan 2005