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Any plans to support for certificate based authentication for the powershell toolkit


As per the title, one my customers has queried if there are any plans for connect-nccontroller to allow certificiate based authentication from the credential cache so we could use 


PS> $cert = Get-Credential

PS> connect-nccontroller <controller. -Credential $cred -HTTPS


I know the underlying NMSDK allows this.



You might be able to use the CredentialManager module (available in the PSGallery at https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/CredentialManager/2.0) to accomplish this. Something like:


$creds = Get-StoredCredential <name of certificate-based cred in the Windows Credential Manager> 

Connect-NcController <controller> -Credential $creds -HTTPS 


I have not tested this to see if it would actually work, but it might lead you down the right path. Hope that helps!



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