Providing User Credentials

When you start an Admin Server or when you start a Managed Server with the java weblogic.Server command, the server prompts you for a username and a password. It doesn't prompt you for the credentials when you use the Node Manager to start Managed Servers, however. To avoid having to specify the username and password credentials each time you start your servers, Oracle recommends that you use a boot identity file, named boot.properties. The following section shows how to do this.

Creating a Boot Identity File In our sample domains from Chapter 1, you didn't have to specify credentials when starting up the Admin Server because when Oracle Installer created the sample domains it created a default boot identity file for ...

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