Creating a connection macro

To create an Automated Sign-On macro:

  1. Select Tools > Record Macro.
  2. Perform the necessary steps to log onto a host application.
  3. To stop recording, select Tools > Record Macro.

    The Macro Editor appears.

  4. In the Name field, type a name for the macro.
  5. In the Key Name field, type a 4-digit identifier for the macro.
  6. Optional: Under Play Macro On, check Connect.
  7. Insert the Call External Provider command before a Type statement where the user ID is provided.
    Note: The exact position in the macro for the command depends on the application concerned and how the application ID is provided:
    • As a string.
    • Taken from a screen.
    • As a prompt.

    The Call External Provider dialog box appears.

  8. Select [MSS-AutoSignOnProvider] from the Select Provider list.
  9. Provide the application ID for [MSS-AutoSignOnProvider] as an input parameter.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Double-click the Type statement that recorded the user name.

    The Type dialog box appears.

  12. Select [MSS-AutoSignOnProvider: Username] from the Characters to send list.
  13. Click OK.
  14. Delete the Type statement that recorded the password.
  15. Right-click and select Add > Type.

    The Type dialog box appears.

  16. Select [MSS-AutoSignOnProvider: Password] from the Characters to send list.
  17. Click OK.
  18. On the Macro Editor toolbar, select File > Save.

    The macro is saved with the file name and a file extension of .RMC.

  19. Distribute the macro to the appropriate users.