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Arcpy Stop Services: need to hard code password??

Question asked by MLF on Dec 17, 2014
Latest reply on Dec 18, 2014 by xander_bakker

I need to stop our ArcGIS Server web map services nightly, just before a scripted compression.  Reading the ArcGIS Server Administrator API documentation, it appears I would need to hard code the credentials of a user in the Publisher role in order to do it.  This is contrary to standard security protocols, and I am hoping someone might suggest an alternative or explain that I am mistaken in my understanding.

 

Thanks!

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