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From Muralidhar Manku <muralidhar.ma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Hide password in java ant task
Date Thu, 18 Aug 2011 04:05:36 GMT
Thanks David.

With "inputsstring" property, the passwords were not visible in the output
of ps commands.

Thanks,
Murali

On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM, David Parks <davidparks21@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Your java class is going to need to be able to input the password on STDIN
> I
> believe.
>
> Assuming you control 'Test2' (in your example) enough to make that happen,
> then take a look at the input and inputstring propery of the java task,
> they
> allow you to pass data in via STDIN. The best solution is to combine that
> with the <input ...> task to prompt the user for the password at the time
> you run ant.
>
> Since I haven't used the java task I'll give you a heads up that my recent
> use of inputstring in the exec class required that I compile the most
> recent
> nightly build of 1.8.3 (inputstring wasn't implemented on the exec task
> prior to a few weeks back), though hopefully in your case inputstring is
> working as advertised in the docs for the java task.
>
> David
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Muralidhar Manku [mailto:muralidhar.manku@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 8:37 PM
> To: user@ant.apache.org
> Subject: Hide password in java ant task
>
> Hi All,
>
> I am using ant java task to execute a class file and passing some argument
> to it. one of the argument to this java class is the database password.
>
> When the java task is getting executed, the entire command along with the
> password is displayed in the process (ps -ef).
>
> Is  there any way to direct the java task to hide the password .
>
> eg:
>        <target name="gentest" >
>        <java classname="Test2" fork="yes" failonerror="true">
>            <arg value="${DBuser}/${DBpsswd}"/>
>            <classpath>
>                <pathelement path="/u01/user2/patch/testjavac"/>
>            </classpath>
>
>        </java>
>        </target>
>
>
> Note: Normally for other perl applications,  we are passing the password as
> a piped argument. Is there any similar feature in ant.
>
> eg: { echo "password"; } | perl test.pl
>
> Thanks,
> Muralidhar
>
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