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VBscript to mask password when using Juniper nclauncher.exe

Hi,

Im looking for a VBscript that masks password to be used with Junipers nclauncher.exe.
Till now I have a batch file that pickes up the user name, then the realm url etc. using nclauncher.exe.
The password is empty so user need to type it in, but the problem is thats in clear text and that is not good.
I was hoping to use a VBscript that promts the user to type the password, but masks it, then use it in the nclauncher.exe filed Password:

nclauncher [-url Url] [-u username] [-p password] [-r realm]

Hope this is possible or if there is an other solution even better?

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Bjarte Fjelland
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RobSampsonCommented:
Hi, perhaps something like this would work?

Run it with
cscript RunNCLauncher.vbs

We could could make the more static parameters get passed as arguments to the script if you wanted to.

Regards,

Rob.
Set objPassword = CreateObject("ScriptPW.Password") 

WScript.StdOut.Write "Enter your URL: "
strURL = WScript.StdIn.ReadLine
WScript.StdOut.Write "Enter your username: "
strUsername = WScript.StdIn.ReadLine
WScript.StdOut.Write "Please enter your password: "
strPassword = objPassword.GetPassword() 
WScript.StdOut.Write "Enter your realm: "
strRealm = WScript.StdIn.ReadLine

strCommand = "nclauncher -url " strUrl & " -u " & strUsername & " -p " & strPassword & " -r " & strRealm
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
objShell.Run strCommand, 1, False

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Bjarte FjellandAuthor Commented:
Hi Rob,

Great and thank you, thats what Im looking for.
I just added '&' after -url "
strCommand = "nclauncher -url " & strUrl & " -u " & strUsername & " -p " & strPassword & " -r " & strRealm

Is it possible to only use users password?
put the URL in the script, same with realm, fetch the username from windows.

Hope Im not asking to mutch?
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RobSampsonCommented:
OK, that's easy.  We just change the parameters at the top to be hardcoded instead of input boxes.

Rob.
Set objPassword = CreateObject("ScriptPW.Password") 
Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")

strURL = "http://10.0.0.1"
strUsername = objNetwork.UserName
WScript.StdOut.Write "Please enter your password: "
strPassword = objPassword.GetPassword() 
strRealm = "yourealm"

strCommand = "nclauncher -url " & strUrl & " -u " & strUsername & " -p " & strPassword & " -r " & strRealm
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
objShell.Run strCommand, 1, False

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Bjarte FjellandAuthor Commented:
Yes, thats it!
Thank you so much!
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RobSampsonCommented:
No problem.

Rob.
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