[Linux-PowerEdge] Feature request: Read RACADM remote password from environmental variable

brian.seklecki.nonemployee at pnc.com brian.seklecki.nonemployee at pnc.com
Fri Aug 8 11:03:13 CDT 2014


  IPMITOOL has a great feature/flag for reading the password from an 
environmental variable, thus the process table doesn't get populated with 
Cleartext passwords for all to see:

% ipmitool -h 2>&1 | egrep -- -E
       -E             Read password from IPMI_PASSWORD environment 

May I suggest that RACADM adopt this approach, or a variation on the theme 

  (Other similar mechanisms on Secure systems include reading it from a 
file that has permissions no greater than 400)

Brian Seklecki
TIA Midrange Systems
PNC Financial Services
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