This technical note describes password caching and the limitations that exist when saving client passwords. This note also describes how to enable this feature in Reflection X 14.x.
Password caching in Reflection X allows the application to save a user's passwords. This feature is disabled by default in Reflection X. If password caching is not turned on, you must type your password each time you make a connection to a host.
If you choose to enable password caching, the passwords are saved as obfuscated text in the Rxhosts.ini file. With this feature enabled, you must type your password once for each host and then save your settings.
On subsequent connections, the passwords are automatically entered as asterisks (*) into the Password box when the host name is specified in the Connection Settings section of the Reflection X Manager. The passwords are also automatically entered when the user selects the customized *.RXC file.
If there are multiple user names associated with a host (that is, you have saved two or more client connection files that connect to the same host but with different user names), the password is automatically entered when you type the host name and the user name.
Note: The password caching value that you configure (enabled or disabled) applies to all servers.
Under certain circumstances, password caching is not available to you even if you have enabled this feature.
By default, password caching is disabled in Reflection X. You can enable password caching after Reflection X is installed by using the Regconv.exe utility from a command line. Follow the steps below to enable Password caching.
Note: Using Regedit to go into the registry hive to turn password caching on will not work.
Reflection 14.1 that you install with Reflection X 2014 or 2011:
Reflection 13.x and earlier:
To disable Reflection X password caching, follow the steps below to set the Password ID to its default value:
In the Reflection X Manager, look in the Client Connection Settings section. If password caching is turned on, the Password box will be white (not dimmed).