I have started to play around with PowerCLI and therefore created a credentials file to use when I connect to vCenter. The purpose for this will be to run scheduled tasks, such as running the vCheck daily script. I will probably setup a service account for this, that will be a vCenter sever local admin, so I am concerned about the password being in this file.
If you just view the file the password looks encrypted:
After you associate the credentials with a variable ($creds) you can then just view the variable and see the password:
$creds | fl *
Host : test User : test Password : really showing your password here File : your creds file
Is there a way to encrypt this whole file and/or stop this password from being viewed?