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Parameters for Tools context menu



The problem: Run a specific tool from the tools context menu. The tool need the username and the password of the device (for example linux credentials). Is it possible to send the usr/pwd with a placeholder like the %host. If not I would set this as a feature request.

context-menu placeholder tools

Created on Dec 18, 2010 6:39:26 PM

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Using the Windows GUI, you can configure Tools available from the context menu. In the parameters for such a tool call, you can use the %host placeholder. However, for security reasons, there is no placeholder available which automatically fills in a device's password.

For detailed information about the Tools option, please see the Windows GUI manual section.

Created on Dec 20, 2010 10:06:15 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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