Password Protection


The password protection feature requires that a password be entered before macro playback continues. The Encrypted Text command provides additional security for sensitive information.


Note: The Password Protection command is somewhat redundant with the password options found in the Security tab of the Script Editor. Use the Security tab to require a user to enter a password before running the macro, before viewing the macro for editing or both. The difference being that the Password Protection command may be inserted anywhere in the macro script if requiring a user to insert a password at a particular point during macro playback.




Script Editor > Expand Macro Control Category > Password Protection



Insert the password protection command as the first item of the macro script to password protect the entire macro. If the password protection command is the first item of the macro, then entering the password is required before the macro starts. Or use the password option found in the Security tab of the Script Editor to accomplish the same thing.


The password protect command may also be inserted anywhere in the macro script. In this instance, the first part of the macro plays until it reaches the password protection command. A dialog opens prompting for the password. Insert the password, click OK and the remainder of the macro script plays.



Entering the Password

Input the password in the Password edit box. This field accepts a combination of letters, numbers and symbols found on the keyboard. Type the password again in the Confirm Password field to verify that the input was correct. If typed differently, a message displays indicating that the passwords do not match and to try again.



Positioning the Password Window

Define the position on the screen where the input box should appear during the playback of the macro. Insert exact coordinates or use the Set Position Manually button to set where the window should appear. See the Window Positioning topic for additional information.