Removal of --password from asadmin command line ...
This is to let you know that we are removing the support for asadmin --password and --adminpassword on 02/15/2006. Thus any GlassFish administration/configuration command will cease to work if a password in clear is presented after using --password on it.
For example, "asadmin deploy --user admin --password adminadmin foo.ear" will start generating error.
I had sent an e-mail to dev@glassfish and users@glassfish a week ago.
This is a heads up, so that you can modify your automated scripts accordingly. The migration path is to use --passwordfile instead of --password.
To improve the usability, when the support will actually be removed, an asadmin login command will be introduced, such that when the admin client "logs" in to a domain, the password will be stored locally for asadmin to use for subsequent configuration of that domain.
asadmin, asant tasks, documentation, online help, bundled documentation is expected to change to react to this.
Note that this is applicable only to GlassFish TRUNK builds, not the BETA builds. The BETA builds are not affected by this change.
All of this (motivation, details) and more is available at: https://glassfish.dev.java.net/javaee5/admin-infra/subprojects/asadminlo...
for your perusal.
Let us know if there are any issues that you see with this.