Creates a password alias.


asadmin [asadmin-options] create-password-alias [--help]


The create-password-alias subcommand creates an alias for a password. An alias is a token of the form ${ALIAS=aliasname}. The password that corresponds to the alias name is stored in an encrypted form.

The create-password-alias subcommand can be run interactively or noninteractively.

  • When run interactively, the subcommand prompts the user for the alias password and to confirm the alias password.

  • When run noninteractively, the subcommand reads the alias password from a file that is passed through the --passwordfile option of the asadmin utility. The file must contain an entry of the form {cprefix}ALIASPASSWORD=alias-password, where alias-password is the alias password. The noninteractive form of this command is suitable for use in scripts.

This subcommand is supported in remote mode only.



Options for the asadmin utility. For information about these options, see the asadmin help page.


Displays the help text for the subcommand.



Your choice of name for the password alias.


Example 1 Creating a Password Alias Interactively

This example creates the password alias jmspassword-alias interactively.

asadmin> create-password-alias jmspassword-alias
Enter the alias password>
Enter the alias password again>
Command create-password-alias executed successfully.

Example 2 Creating a Password Alias Noninteractively

This example uses the --passwordfile option of the asadmin utility to create the password alias winuser noninteractively.

$ asadmin --passwordfile aspwfile.txt create-password-alias winuser
Command create-password-alias executed successfully.

The file aspwfile.txt contains the following entry to specify the alias password:


Exit Status


command executed successfully


error in executing the command

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