Password rules for sdagent, amagent and assetcollector

Document ID : KB000035783
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction: 

While the application framework (CAF) runs under the local system account, occasionally a CA ITCM service, such as sdagent, amagent or assetcollector, needs to run under an administrator account. This is done using the "caf setcreds <dsm service> user <account> password <password>" command

 

Question: 

When you want to use a strong password, what restrictions apply to the password in terms of size and special characters?

 

Environment:  

Windows command prompt 

All version of CA Client Automation

 

Answer: 

There is no size limit.

Passwords up to 30 characters have been tested without problems.

Special characters are accepted.

If they have a special meaning in DOS, like &, |,^, > you need to put a caret (^) in front of them.

This works for all except the double quote (") so that should not be used in a password.