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When multiple users have access to an EMUE script, it may be necessary to hide information such as passwords. EMUE lets you encrypt passwords as well as other pieces of information that you deem necessary.

Step-by-step guide

Encrypt passwords or other information in EMUE scripts

Encrypting information can be done in one of two ways:

1) Selected text
2) SetStartUp “Password” fields

The first technique is best for situations where you need to encrypt some information or passwords without encrypting all passwords. In this situation you simply need to select the text, and then click “Encrypt Selected Text” in the Edit menu (Figure 1)

Figure 1

Text before encryption
Text after encryption

More commonly, you may want to protect all passwords in a script with encryption. EMUE makes this easy. To encrypt all passwords in the SetStartUp header*, simply select “Encrypt Passwords in File” from the tool menu (Figure 2).

Figure 2
*Note that passwords that are not located in the header will not be encrypted with this command. These passwords can be encrypted with the “Encrypt Selected Text” command in the previous section.


Password entered in the header of a script:

Password after encryption command is selected:

After encrypting a password, the SetStartUp keyword will be changed to all capital letters (SETSTARTUP). This can be used when altering scripts as a cue to re-encrypt passwords after changes are made (ex. When completing required database password changes)