Starting version 8.9.03, BMC Network Automation is renamed to TrueSight Network Automation. This space contains information about BMC Network Automation 8.9.02 and previous versions. For TrueSight Network Automation 8.9.03 and later releases, see the TrueSight Network Automation documentation.

Encrypting passwords for silent installations

The options file for BMC Network Automation must contain the administrator password for the target computer. The Maintenance Tool enables you to create an encrypted password that you can paste into the options file.

To encrypt a password for a silent installation

  1. Open the Maintenance Tool.
  2. Click the Encrypt tab.
  3. In the Password and Confirm Password boxes, type your password.
  4. Select the appropriate option from the drop-down menu:
    • Encrypt Product Password
    • Encrypt Silent Install Configuration File Password


      If you are creating a DES base64 encrypted-value as part of a silent installation, select Encrypt Silent Install Configuration File Password.

  5. Click Encrypt.
  6. Copy and paste the encrypted password into the options.txt file for your silent installer.
    For example, if you want to encrypt the BMC Network Automation authentication password and the output is DES\:b76c59dbc2e1433c7a9c2f006a2e2429116840dce695aea9, enter the following string:

    # -J AUTHENTICATION_PASSWORD=DES\:b76c59dbc2e1433c7a9c2f006a2e2429116840dce695aea9


You can use the -encrypt option to encrypt a password through the command line. For example, enter:

BcanMaintenanceTool.cmd -silent -encrypt -encrypt -password=<password> -confirm_password=<password>

For more information, see the command-line help for the Maintenance Tool.

Related topics

Example options.txt files
Automatically generating an options.txt file

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