Configuring the file

Each of the WebSphere® Application Server nodes and the Deployment Manager has a file that you can configure so that the WebSphere® credentials do not need to be entered every time the server is stopped. This task is optional.


  1. Locate the following file:
    • Windows: C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles\<profileName>\properties\soap.client.props
    • Linux: /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/<profile_name>/properties/soap.client.props
      Note: The path may need to be modified, depending on the AppServer version.
  2. Open the file with a text editor.
  3. Modify the following fields to include your WebSphere® credentials:
    Table 1. Properties fieldsThis table provides the fields you need to modify.
    Field Value WASADMIN_USERNAME, for example, wasadmin WASADMIN_PASSWORD, for example, password
  4. Save the file and close the editor.
  5. Run the following commands to encode the password so that it isn’t stored in plain text:
    • Windows: ../bin/PropFilePasswordEncoder.bat soap.client.props
    • Linux: ../bin/ soap.client.props