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Hi,

I would like to know a way where we can ENCRYPT the password field with **** in InfoAssist+.

Scenario: I have created a Reporting Object off of which I have created Auto Prompt Reports. When I run the report I enter the User ID and Password. I want the Password to be masked and appear as ASTERISK while entering instead of showing the actual password.

Any suggestion in this regards will be highly appreciated.

Thanks.

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This is something very easy using HTML Composer since you just need to use the "Mask text" property of the Edit Box control.

But with IA+ and a RO with auto-prompting, I'm not sure if that could be possible.


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But isn't the user already logged in when they access the reporting object? You can use security center to make this object visible to certain users only.


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Yes FRANS, user is already logged in. But, these reports will be accessed by a group of users and not individuals therefore, they will be using user id & password to access the reports (Generic credentials for the DB). Just to maintain the security we wanted a mechanism to mask the password field.


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these reports will be accessed by a group of users


This is a PERFECT candidate for WF Security Center Group policy.
No need to have a password protection on top of a already authenticated id/password.

Create a Group in Security Center and add the specific users to it.
Then have your "special" report rule "List and Run" set only to the above group.

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Thank you very much everyone for your valuable suggestions. MartinY, I think your suggestion seems logical to me.

Thank you all once again.


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My pleasure

If this is resolved, edit your first post then add [SOLVED] at the beginning of your post subject.

Regards,


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