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Jboss application startup and shutdown of BMC-IDM asks for password (called keystore password, some Java stuff).

How to automate with init script?

Stop application

> stop_idm_suite.sh
Suite system password:

start application

> start_idm_suite.sh
-Didm.suite.home=/opt/jboss-app/bmc/idm/idm-suite7.5       -Djava.protocol.handler.pkgs=com.sun.net.ssl.internal.www.protocol -Djavax.net.ssl.trustStore=/opt/jboss-app/bmc/idm/idm-suite7.5/security/keystore/idm.keystore -Dlog4j.configuration=-there-aint-no-such-file- -Djava.awt.headless=true -Didoox.debug.logger=log4j -Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=258m -XX:PermSize=128m -Doracle.home=/opt/jboss-app/oracle/product/10.2.0/client_1 -Dess.root=/opt/jboss-app/bmc/idm/idm-suite7.5/ess_api

Suite system password:

Tried with start_idm_suite.sh < password-file but no luck

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It's not about the script, it's about the keystore.


When you define a keystore that's protected by a password, you need to supply this password with the following line:


where KeyStorePass is the password protecting the keystore (by default changeit).

So, edit the script and modify it to add this line. Be careful and protect the script for being read by undesired users.

Check the password of your keystore with:

keytool -list -keystore /opt/jboss-app/bmc/idm/idm-suite7.5/security/keystore/idm.keystore

It will ask for the keystore password and list the PK in it.

Hope this helps, Regards.

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Check the password of your keystore with: – periket2000 Mar 20 '14 at 8:19

According to the Oracle-IDM documentation this should happen only once during startup. Afterwards it should use the encrypted stored password.

Update 2012-11-13: I think that BMC-IDM must have a similar mechanism. Try to start the Application with strace -e open -f start_idm_suite.sh. I would expect to see a failed open just before the password gets asked.

That will probably the file where the password needs to be stored to.

Update 2014-02-15: Use truss on Solaris.

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It true that we only need to give password once at startup. But wish to automate that. We don't use Oracle-IDM, we use BMC "Identity Management Suite" if it does matter. – Fyodor Nov 12 '12 at 8:40
@fyodor78 the product matters, indeed. I will update your question with that information. From the path I thought you were using Oracle-IDM... I will update my answer as well. – Nils Nov 13 '12 at 21:19
it's a Solaris 10 box, so there is no "strace". – Fyodor Nov 14 '12 at 8:17
Try alternative, called truss idevelopment.info/data/Unix/Solaris/… – bbaja42 Feb 15 '14 at 13:55
@bbaja42 Right - that was strace on solaris. I updated my answer. This was an opensource addon for Solaris afaik. – Nils Feb 15 '14 at 21:57

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