The xcom.glb file for CA XCOM for Windows specifies XCOM_USERID=xcom. What should be configured in there?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

Guidance on using configuring the XCOM_USERID and XCOM_PASSWORD parameters in xcom.glb

Question:

The xcom.glb file for CA XCOM for Windows specifies XCOM_USERID=xcom. What should be configured in there? Can I let it default?  What does this parameter do?

Answer:

There are three different choices on how to set this up.

  • If all incoming transfers must specify a userid and password 

    If you want to force the use of valid user ids for every transfer, specify an INVALID user id in xcom.glb parameter XCOM_USERID= and stop and start xcomd. This way, CA XCOM will use this value for any incoming transfer with missing user credentials, and it will fail with the message 'XCOMN0287E error setting remote userid'. 

  • If incoming transfers may omit the userid and password and use the credentials specified in the xcom.glb file 

    Fill in the userid and password in the XCOM_USERID and XCOM_PASSWORD fields in xcom.glb and restart xcomd. This way, any incoming transfer with missing user credentials will use the userid and password specified in XCOM_USERID and XCOM_PASSWORD. 

  • If incoming transfers may omit the userid and password and have the transfer run under the same userid as the xcomd service 

    Set XCOM_USERID and XCOM_PASSWORD to blank in the xcom.glb and stop and start xcomd. Do NOT comment out these parameters. They should look like this (with no characters after the = sign) 
    XCOM_USERID=XCOM_PASSWORD= 

NOTE: If you choose to specify XCOM_PASSWORD in xcom.glb, you may encrypt this parameter value. See TEC304815 - Encrypting Configuration files.