Can you encrypt a password directly into a powershell script

Afternoon all,

Can you encrypt a password directly into a PowerShell script and then send that script to someone else for them to run it, so it'll then use your rights in order to run WITHOUT putting the password in on their machine?

I've looked and can't get a clear answer, I'm guessing the answer is no.

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Alex GreenProject Systems EngineerAsked:
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
I am using a technique so save credentials for jobs running on a server. Have a look at and do not forget to read the comment at the bottom of the article.
ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Sure, you can. But it is not safe (very secure).

What is you use-case?
Alex GreenProject Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
Is it easily crackable then if I store the password in there?

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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
everything is crackable in the hands of somebody who really wants to access it. I would be more worried about the "someone else" reusing the credentials file for something else!

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Alex GreenProject Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
good point well presented.

Thank you
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