Setup: A computer with PowerShell

Problem: You need to run scripts which require credentials, unattended. You can store the password on the disk and load at runtime.


Run this command to create a file to store the password

read-host -AsSecureString | ConvertFrom-SecureString | Set-Content c:\secure.txt

Add these in your script to create a credential object at runtime:

$password = type C:\secure.txt | ConvertTo-SecureString
$credential= New-Object -TypeName System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -argumentlist "username",$password

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