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Encrypt Password and use it in Powershell Script



Hi Readers,

Today I am sharing a way to encrypt the password & using it in powershell scripts.

I have used this way a few times now.

Attaching the code & example on how to use it..

extract the zip file --> just run the batch file after that..

Enter the password that you want to encrypt.

encrypted password will be exported to securepassword.txt file.

Note:- Please encrypt the password on the same machine from where you will be running the script in which you will be using the password.

Reach me:-



$password = read-host -prompt "Enter your Password" 
write-host "$password is password" 
$secure = ConvertTo-SecureString $password -force -asPlainText 
$bytes = ConvertFrom-SecureString $secure 
$bytes | out-file .\securepassword.txt
 How to use it Code:-
$encrypted = "01000000d08c9ddf0115d1118c7a00c04fc297eb010000000ffb51b2e604034a982598093219de570000000002000000000003660000c0000000100000004387d7a6f294bdcf25725159f7edaa390000000004800000a000000010000000efac6eb2cb924bf1cf893a9ddfdeeff71800000079b98b725901857051e84b78ba6e20da94752516a02833c114000000dbf49438a6ea07c06c3846fc23e725a081792782" 
$user = "lab\vikass" 
$password = ConvertTo-SecureString -string $encrypted 
$cred = new-object -typename System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -argumentlist $user,$password

Thanks for reading and downloading

Tech Wizard

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