The password file contains details of user-IDs and passwords that the Fileshare Server uses when Fileshare Password Security is enabled. Because the information in the password file is encrypted for security reasons, you can only add records to and remove records from the password file using the Password File Maintenance Utility.
Use the /pf (password file) option to add or remove entries in the password file, for example:
fs /pf pass.dat [options]
This invokes password file maintenance and appends the specified options to the password file pass.dat. If this file does not exist, it is created.
The following options are available:
This erases the record from the password file and is the only way to remove a record once the password file has been created.
The /clp option is used to upgrade password files created using Visual COBOL prior to version 3.0. Upgraded password files can support long usernames and passwords up to 100 characters in length.
fs /pf pass.dat /u pkel /pw fishwife
This example invokes password file maintenance, creates or updates a password file called pass.dat and adds a user-ID of pkel and password of fishwife.
fs /pf pass.dat /clp
This example upgrades a password file that was created using Visual COBOL prior to version 3.0. The upgraded password file now supports long usernames and passwords.