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Obscure password in a script

Question asked by MollyKFoley on May 28, 2020
Latest reply on Jun 1, 2020 by MollyKFoley

I'm trying to automate a process of checking to see if my server services are running every morning. I'm following this example script, but I need to store my credentials in the script as I will be running it in the early morning hours and will not be sitting there to input my credentials every time it runs. Hard-coding my username and password into the script seems like a bad idea since it will be connecting to the internet by making web requests, so how do I go about obscuring or encrypting it?

 

This will be a standalone python script run using windows task scheduler. Working with ArcMap and Enterprise 10.7, python 2.7.

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